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With Rounds on Thin Ice, Super-PAC Ups Its Buy in South Dakota

As more South Dakota news worries Republicans, a PAC increases its buy.
Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig

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Last week, when I was reporting from South Dakota, conservative insurgent candidate Gordon Howie told me that the ice would crack under the GOP if one more misfortune struck Senate nominee Mike Rounds.

Today, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader's David Montgomery finds something that certainly looks like an ice pick. According to Montgomery, in 2010 the retiring Governor Rounds "knew his Cabinet secretary, Richard Benda, was going to work for an investor in the Northern Beef Packers plant about the time he approved Benda's proposal to give the plant more state aid," a total $600,000 in loans. From the article: