Corey Lewandowski is helping plan Kristi Noem’s reïnauguration, says outgoing Senator Mary Duvall:
Members of the gubernatorial inauguration committee in Pierre were surprised by the participation of a special guest during a recent meeting. It was none other than Corey Lewandowski, the former campaign manager for Donald Trump.
Lewandowski, a close confidant of Gov. Kristi Noem’s, joined the meeting by phone, according to Sen. Mary Duvall, the legislative representative to the inaugural committee [Jonathan Ellis, “The Scouting Report: A Weekly Digest,” The Dakota Scout, 2022.12.25].
Noem publicly dissociated herself from Lewandowski in fall 2021 after she had to tell him to quit pawing a big GOP donor at a Las Vegas charity event. But try as she might, Noem just couldn’t keep her distance from Trump’s mastermind. She’s been traveling around the country to campaign with Lewandowski, and Lewandowski has been to South Dakota at least once this year.