We all know Kristi Noem has outraised Jamie Smith with millions of dollars from her mostly out-of-state donors pushing her 2024 bid for the presidency. But how are the down-ticket candidates doing in financing their campaigns?
In the Secretary of State race, Democrat Tom Cool has outraised and outspent Trumpist election denier Monae Johnson. However, Cool has put $50,000 of his own cash into the campaign to save free and fair elections in South Dakota. Johnson has raised more cash from more donors willing to support her deceit and destruction of democracy.
|on hand||$ 403.77|
|unitemized||$ 5,927.09||$ 6,326.21|
|itemized indiv||$ 7,390.47||$ 38,822.93|
|entity||$ 3,000.00||$ 850.00|
|party||$ 950.00||$ 9,383.35|
|PAC||$ 2,200.00||$ 5,600.00|
|candidate cmte||$ 300.00|
|total in||$ 69,467.56||$ 61,282.49|
|total out||$ 67,496.43||$ 54,832.26|
|balance||$ 1,971.13||$ 6,854.00|
|supplementals since Oct 24||$ 4,000.00|
|SD||$ 61,350.00||$ 57,860.32|
|non-SD||$ 2,190.47||$ 1,096.06|
Worth noting: Johnson had to submit an amended pre-general report, because she made mistakes on her original submission, including reporting three business that donated to her campaign as individual donors rather than as “entities”. The Secretary of State is in charge of campaign finance; the Secretary of State should know that distinction. Johnson apparently did not.