Why, Steve? Seriously, why would you want to serve as lieutenant governor with a Governor who fails to live up to your professed conservative purity?
Even Haugaard’s fellow radical right-winger (I’d say righter and radical-er) Sam Kephart says Haugaard’s bid is nothing but sour grapes:
Kephart further states that “Everyone involved in this scheme should be ashamed—it’s like having a mini-riot in the local High School parking lot because your choice for Prom Queen didn’t win. Asinine and immature behavior….”
Of course, staging a riot when your guy doesn’t win is right up the alley of the Republicans Kristi and her party love. Maybe that’s Haugaard’s game: demonstrating to Noem his real Republican credentials by making a huge fuss over losing.