Campaign News

Thank Our Veterans Today

Posted 11.11.14

It’s been a tradition at our public events to ask all of the men and women who have proudly worn the uniform of the United States of America to stand and be recognized. They are our heroes and all deserve our admiration and respect. While we normally don’t single out individuals on occasions like today, I wanted to share a little about one soldier who is close to us because I believe he embodies the spirit of what makes all of our veterans special.

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Mike Rounds Wins U.S. Senate Race

Posted 11.5.14

From KELOLAND News: “Hey, it’s a great night in South Dakota,” U.S. Senate-elect Mike Rounds said to supporters following an introduction from his new partner in the Senate, John Thune. After a hotly contested U.S. Senate Race, Republican Mike Rounds wins a majority of votes in a four-man race. In his victory speech, Rounds thanks South Dakota voters and says he's ready to get to Washington.

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The 1742nd…A History of Service.

Posted 10.6.14

For most South Dakotans, the last nine months have been just a blur…and life goes on day by day. Yet, for the Soldiers, family members and friends of the 1742nd Transportation Company based in Sioux Falls and Flandreau, the clock has moved at “half time.” It’s amazing how the emptiness experienced by friends and family because of a deployment quickly erodes with the news their loved one is coming home.

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Guest Editorial Op Ed: Decisions Matter

Posted 9.30.14

Not making a decision is a decision. Waiting for perfect to make a decision almost always ensures the least perfect result continues in the meantime because nothing changes. And “it's a moral victory” is just a rationalization to make one feel better in defeat.

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Rounds Responds to EB-5 Critics

Posted 9.23.14

By now you’ve probably heard a thing or two about the federal EB-5 program. Simply put, it’s a federal program that allows qualified and approved foreign investors the opportunity to receive United States work visas (not citizenship) if they invest in American companies and create jobs. Applicants must be approved by the Department of Homeland Security before they are granted work visas. In 1990 Congress created the EB-5 program on a bipartisan basis, and since then the program has operated across our country. Federal reports show that more than $600 million has been invested in South Dakota companies and more than 5,000 jobs created. Our opponents are trying to politicize and scandalize EB-5 every chance they get. Why? Because that’s all they’ve got.

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