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South Dakota Secretary of State - Election Information
1998 South Dakota Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: April 7, Primary: June 2
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
Governor, 55% in '94, 1st term (again)
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:6, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Republican,
St. Sen. Bernie Hunhoff (D) 33% William J. "Bill" Janklow (R) 64% newspaper editor / '92 congressional nominee Bob Newland (L) 2%, farmer / perennial candidate Ronald Wieczorek (I/LaRouchite) 1%
Lt. Governor, Janklow might replace Hillard (R)
former Ms. Magazine woman of the year Elsie Meeks (D) Carole Hillard (R) Bar owner James Christen (L), Jeannie Hanson (I/LaRouchite)
Secretary of State
Sharon Green (D) Joyce Hazeltine (R)
Attorney General
No Democrat Mark Barnett (R)
No Democrat Vern Larson (R)
Dick Butler (D) Deptury State Auditor Gary Drewes (R)
Public School Commissioner
Curt Johnson (D) ex-St. Rep. Marie Ingalls (R)
Senator, 64.9% in '92, 2nd term
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Safe Democrat, Charles Cook's prediction: Safe Democrat, Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:6, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Thomas A. Daschle (D) 62.1% attny/RNC member Ronald Schmidt (R) 36.4% ex-rancher / monetary system reform activist Byron Dale (L) 1.4%
At-Large Cong. District, 57.7% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Republican
State Deputy Treasurer Jeff Moser (D) 24.9% John Thune (R) 75.1%

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(LaRouchite) = support of Lyndon H. LaRouche
(R) = Republican Party

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