Daugaard has big lead in fundraising
Published 10/25/2010, Republic Capitol Bureau
PIERRE — The two candidates’ official finance reports show that contributors gave much more money, and did so on a much wider basis, this year to Republican Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard than to state Senate Democratic leader Scott Heidepriem in their campaigns to be elected South Dakota’s next governor.
The reports, which became available during the weekend after the Friday filing deadline, show that Daugaard raised and spent more in the five months since he won the June Republican primary election than Heidepriem, who didn’t have a primary, has raised and spent all of this year so far.