Governor Kristi Noem is helping donors double their money and skirt South Dakota campaign finance limits by laundering money to gubernatorial campaign through her federal political action committee.
According to an amended year-end report filed last week Monday, on December 27, 2021, Noem moved $1.09 million from her federal Noem Victory Fund to three South Dakota PACs tied to her gubernatorial campaign.
- $777,222.52 to Kristi for Governor.
- $202,290.23 to Rhoden for Lt. Governor
- $111,248.57 to Keeping Republican Ideas Strong Timely & Inventive PAC
Julie and Steven Leonard of Omaha each contributed $10,000 to the Noem Victory PAC on August 20, 2021. Julie Leonard sent Noem’s gubernatorial campaign another $250 at some point in 2021. Thus, Ms. Leonard was able to give Noem at least $10,250 to campaign in 2021, even though South Dakota campaign finance law limits yearly contributions to candidates at $4,000.
In further inventive funding of her self-interest, Noem transferred $133,254.93 from her federal PAC to SD Strong Leadership PAC, a committee formed last year by Noem’s campaign treasurer Kevin Broghamer. That PAC is chaired by Noem’s campaign chair, Steve Kirby, and treasurer Broghamer picks up the PAC’s checks and other mail at the same Bryant P.O. Box (171) as Kristi for Governor and KRISTI PAC.
Governor Kristi Noem is still taking favors from Big Election Liar Mike Lindell. According to this same FEC report, Noem accepted $2,850 from the pillow and election-lie pitchman for travel on October 14, 2021. This in-kind contribution came shortly after Noem canceled a trip to Texas to briefly hang around the state and catch her breath from a terrible scandal streak. The October trip was at least the second time in 2021 that Noem traveled on Lyin’ Mike’s dime.
And in real awkwardness, Trashelle Odom, the Idaho woman off of whom Noem told her campaign adviser Corey Lewandowski to keep his filthy mitts at a Las Vegas charity dinner on September 26, 2021, gave Noem’s federal PAC $15,000 on September 15.