Video: SD Senator Lance Russell at Legislative Crackerbarrel Meeting

South Dakota Senator Lance Russell spoke at the legislative crackerbarrel meeting hosted by the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology College Republicans in Rapid City this morning.

Russell discussed recent events in the South Dakota legislature. Of particular note was the recent effort of the legislature to repeal Initiated Measure 22, the campaign ballot measure passed by the voters last November.  Russell agreed that IM 22 was a bad measure and had many problems. However, he believed the legislature’s efforts needed to be specifically targeted at the unconstitutional and problematic elements of IM 22, and needed to be done so in a way that was respectful of what the voters intended to accomplish.


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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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