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Mike Rounds

The Diversionary Theory of Racism

John A. Tures | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Beneath the white sheets of racism, you often find an integrationist, more scared of losing an election than following a conscience.

GOP Senator: Even If Trump Meant It On The KKK, He's Still A Better Choice Than A Democrat

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) argued Tuesday that even if Donald Trump's controversial remarks about the KKK and David Duke were intentional...

McConnell Says Our Worst Problem Is Not High Inequality, Low Wages, Limited Jobs or Crumbling Infrastructure but... Overregulation?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Republicans like McConnell love to talk about bureaucrats gumming up the works. But what they really want is to get government out of the business of protecting consumers and workers from unscrupulous corporations, too many of whom will take every chance they get to maximize profits without concern for the dangers those risks pose to the rest of us.

Paul Blumenthal

These Super PACs Spent Big As Elections Neared, But Kept Donors Secret Until Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) in his Los Angeles County district saw very little spending from outside group...

Paul Blumenthal

Mayday PAC Lost Nearly All Its Races This Year, But Refuses To Concede Defeat

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly every effort by Mayday PAC to elect a candidate who favored campaign finance reform in a contested race fell flat on Tuesday. ...

Rick Weiland Loses Midterm Election Race For Senate To Former South Dakota Governor

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Democrat Rick Weiland lost the U.S. Senate race in South Dakota to his GOP rival, former Gov. Mike Rounds, NBC News and CNN report. Weiland recentl...

Mike Rounds Wins Midterm Election For South Dakota Senate

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds (R) was elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, NBC News and CNN report. Rounds faced off against Democrat Rick...

South Dakota Senate Election Results: Mike Rounds Defeats Rick Weiland

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Republican Mike Rounds defeated Democrat Rick Weiland in the South Dakota Senate race on Tuesday, NBC News and CNN report. Rounds is a former gover...

Mitt Romney: Obama Hasn't Given The Poor And Minorities Enough Gifts

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama and his administration of failing low-income and minority Americans at a rally in Sioux Falls, South Dakota...

Election Season: Time for GOP Halloween Masquerade Ball

Robert Creamer | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

This year the Republicans are doing their very best to prevent the voters from remembering who they really are and what they really stand for. They're putting on their "moderate masks" and the costumes of ordinary middle class Americans.

Would Rounds Indictment Leave South Dakota Without a Senator?

Ryan Casey | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Ryan Casey

If Rounds insists on remaining in office throughout his criminal proceedings, constituents will be left to question his effectiveness as a senator and his ability to serve their interests.

Rick Weiland vs. Mike Rounds vs. Larry Pressler Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For South Dakota Senate Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Rick Weiland vs. Mike Rounds vs. Larry Pressler Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased,...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Candidates Actually Debate The Insidious Influence Of Money In Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The influence of money in politics was long treated as a side issue during the campaign season. But this year, in at least a half-dozen ...

Why South Dakota's Senate Race is Not Like Kansas

Ryan Casey | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Ryan Casey

Dramatic developments last week in the South Dakota Senate race have left national political observers scrambling to make sense of it.

Yet Another Senate Candidate Is Facing Residency Questions

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

The latest Senate contest to feature questions about local roots is in South Dakota, where Republican-turned-independent former Sen. Larry Pressler fa...

Samantha Lachman

Bizarre Turn Of Events Could Save Senate For Democrats As South Dakota Race Breaks Open

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

As the 2014 Senate midterm elections were heating up, pundit predictions were all over the map, but on this much they agreed: Democratic seats in Mont...

Poll Finds Independent Candidate Gaining In South Dakota

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

Kansas isn't the only state where an independent candidate could throw something of a wrench into the campaign for the Senate. A new poll of the r...

Paul Blumenthal

Major Investment In Unlikely 2014 Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The "super PAC to end all super PACs" is making its second-biggest foray into 2014 elections with a $1 million expenditure supporting De...

Former GOP Gov Wins Senate Primary

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has come out victorious in Tuesday night's five-way GOP primary for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Tim Joh...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Launch Second Post-McCutcheon Supercommittee To Tap Megadonors

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every year, the Republican Party launches a fundraising committee linking a handful of its most important Senate candidates together to ...

GOP Rep Rules Out Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) will not run for South Dakota's open Senate seat next year and will instead seek a third term representing the state's at-la...

Paul Blumenthal

Who Has The Biggest 2014 War Chest?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican incumbent senators retained the largest campaign accounts at the end of the first quarter of 2013 fundraising, but a numb...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Dems Jump To Early Lead In Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic senators and candidates running in the 2014 elections posted strong fundraising numbers and cash-on-hand totals in their firs...

Already? Republicans Gearing Up For Next Campaign

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Former South Dakota Republican Governor Mike Rounds said on Thursday he will run in 2014 for a U.S. Senate seat now held by a Dem...