Results: Janklow Defeats Herseth to Win SD House Seat
GOP candidate and four-term governor William Janklow edged out
a narrow victory against Democratic candidate Stephanie Herseth
for South Dakota's U.S. House seat, according results published
by the South Dakota secretary of state.
earned 53 percent of the vote to Herseth's 46 percent.
Herseth, a 31-year old attorney and first-time candidate, faced
a formidable opponent in Janklow, the state's four-time governor
-- but the race between the political newcomer and veteran remained
close throughout the campaign.
state's sole House seat became open for the first time in six
years because Rep. John Thune decided to run for the US Senate.
won with 53 percent of the vote to Herseth's 46 percent, according
to the South Dakota Secretary of State's final results.
(11/13, 9:34 pm EST)
Dakota Races Seen As Key in House and Senate Control Fight
With hours dwindling, Kwame Holman reports on the politics and
issues playing out in the Mount Rushmore State's U.S. Senate and
House races. (11/04)
Dakota Public Television provides video of candidate debates,
issue debates, and reporters' roundtable discussions of the 2002
Candidates Spar Over Federal Versus State Roles
wide-ranging discussion, Stephanie Herseth, Gov. William Janklow
and Libertarian candidate Terry Begay debated the role of Congress
and the federal government in dealing with education, forest policy
and juvenile justice during a televised debate.
Ad Criticizing Democrat Herseth Yanked Off Air
ad created by the national Republican Party that questions Democratic
candidate Stephanie Herseth's voting history and fundraising was
pulled from the air waves this week after the GOP candidate ordered
his party to stop running it.
Campaign Pits Youth Against Experience
Update: In one corner is one of
the state's political icons, four-term governor Republican Bill
Janklow. In the other, 31-year-old attorney Stephanie Herseth
is running hard. According to one of the few published polls,
the race is essentially a dead-heat with Herseth leading Janklow
44 to 41 percent. (10/01)