Marking: Noem was ‘third best’ candidate
Published 11/11/2010, The Daily Republic
B. Thomas Marking was disappointed not only with his showing in South Dakota’s three-way U.S. House race, but also with the order of the top-two finishers.
“I think that was probably the third-best choice,” Marking said this week of the winner, Kristi Noem.
Marking was the independent candidate in the Nov. 2 election. He finished a distant third behind the Republican Noem, who won with 48 percent of the vote, and Democrat Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, who was defeated in her bid for a fourth full term and earned almost 46 percent.