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South Dakota Secretary of State - Election Information
2008 South Dakota Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline / New Party: 3/25/08, Independent Filing Deadline: 6/3/08, Primary: 6/3/08, Presidential Primary: 6/3/08, Run-Off: 6/17/08, Presidential Filing Deadline: 8/5/08, General Election: 11/4/08,
Last Updated: December 22, 2008
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties, State Media,
President, 59.9% in '04 for Bush, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: McCain, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe McCain, Cook Political Report: Solid McCain, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe / Likely McCain, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid McCain,
U.S. Sen. Barack H. Obama (D-IL) 44.8%, U.S. Sen. John S. McCain, III (R-AZ) 53.2%, consumer activist Ralph Nader (I-CT) 1.1%,
Minister Charles O. "Chuck" Baldwin (C-FL) 0.5%,
ex-U.S. Rep. Robert L. "Bob" Barr (I-GA) 0.5%,
Public Utility Commissioner, 2nd term,
Matt McLarty (D) 31.6% Gary Hasnon (R) 64.9%, Eugen R. Hidalgo (C) 3.5%,
Senator, 49.6% in '02, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democrat, National Journal's Rankings: 10th Most Likely to Switch Parties, Robert Novak: Leaning Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Democratic,
Timothy Johnson (D) 62.5%, St. Rep. Joel D. Dykstra (R) 37.5%,
At-Large Congressional District, 69.1% in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) 67.6%, businessman Chris Lien (R) 32.4%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,
Roll Call Analysis,
National Journal's Rankings,
Rothenberg Political Report,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to South Dakota Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(R) = Republican Party

4. South Dakota Media Links:
Aberdeen American News
Groton Independent
Huron Plainsman
KSOO 1140 AM
Mitchell Daily Republic South Dakota
Pierre Capital Journal
Rapid City Journal
Sioux Falls Argus Leader - Election Coverage
Watertown Public Opinion
Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan

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