All that running, and still no legs….
Hey, Rachel! Stephanie! Jake! And any of you other first-time Legislative candidates flaunting Kristi Noem’s endorsement—don’t get too cocky. Another Noem endorsee just bit the dust in another primary.
Clarice Schillinger, Republican candidate for Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor, proudly touted Noem’s endorsement during the last few weeks of the campaign, saying, “What Kristi Noem has done for South Dakota is exactly what I want to do in Pennsylvania—Less Government. More Freedom.”
In yesterday’s Pennsylvania primary, that pitch got Schillinger fourth place.
Jake’s dad thinks Kristi Noem is “probably the greatest asset we have” in the Republican primary. And maybe here at Kristi’s home airport, that’s true—after all, the SDSU Poll finds South Dakota Republicans hotter for Kristi than they are for Trump or any of our Congress critters. But in all the other primaries where Noem has so far tried to flex her farm-girl muscle, she’s only gotten her assets kicked.