A failed former South Dakota governor has announced a long-shot run for the US Senate seat held by solid civil servant, Tim Johnson. Meanwhile, it has come to light that the Rounds and Daugaard administrations repeatedly broke federal law.
A new report says South Dakota has violated federal law by removing too many American Indian children from their homes and placing them in foster care with non-Indian families. The report is in response to a National Public Radio series last year that said the state routinely broke the Indian Child Welfare Act. Federal law requires that Native American children removed from homes be placed with relatives or put in foster care with other Native American families except in unusual circumstances. [KSOO Radio]Talking Points Memo:
Freedom Fund North America spent $990,000 on advertisements opposing Democrats Sen. Jon Tester in Montana and Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota as well as an ad in support of Heitkamp’s opponent, Rep. Rick Berg (R). Both Tester and Heitkamp won their races.Whatever it takes, right, earth haters?