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Looks like Rep. Kristi Noem, one of the Tea Party favorites, is getting a Democratic challenger in South Dakota's At-Large Congressional District Race in 2014:

A retired Army officer who served in Iraq is preparing to launch a congressional bid against incumbent Rep. Kristi Noem.

Corinna Robinson plans to make a formal announcement in the next few weeks about her intention to seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. House. Robinson served in the Army 25 years and recently resigned as director of the anti-terrorism and force protection directorate at the Pentagon Force Protection Agency so that she could run for Congress in her native South Dakota.

“It was a huge decision,” she said. “That was a great-paying job with a lot of responsibility.”

Here's what provoked Robinson to run for Congress:

But Robinson said she was prompted to run in part because of a dysfunctional Congress that has resulted in furloughs, a partial government shutdown, fears that the nation would default on its debts and threats to veteran benefits and services.

“It’s very discouraging,” she said. “It just seems like the parties can’t work together.”

Robinson said she wants to go to Congress in order to work through the nation’s problems and find solutions with other members. In an interview, she referred to Noem once, criticizing her for voting with House Republicans to set up a showdown with the president and Senate Democrats that led to a partial shutdown of the government. She also said that many members of Congress are more interested in their political careers than in finding solutions.

“They’re so worried about getting re-elected,” she said.

In addition, Robinson will be a speaker at the Joint Union and Lincoln County Fall Dinner at the Bridges at Beresford in Beresford, SD this Saturday:

Democrats, Independents, and all progressive thinkers in the state of SD will want to be on hand this Sat. Oct. 19 starting at 6:30 pm in Beresford at the Bridges (601 S. 7th) at the Joint Union and Lincoln County Fall Dinner. We’re adding another exciting speaker to our program and she will be joining Rick Weiland, candidate for the Senate, and Zach Crago, Director of the SDDP. We are pleased to welcome Major Corinna Robinson as a speaker. She has recently retired from duties at the Pentagon and is strongly considering a run for Congress. Was there ever a time when Congress needed strong, progressive leadership more? Let’s have a terrific turn-out! See you on Sat. night in Beresford.
It's possible other Democratic candidates may enter the race in SD's At Large Congressional District and I'm sure plenty are eager to take on Congresswoman Noem as she, like many other Republicans in Congress, forced the U.S. government to shutdown all because of Obamacare.

Here Congresswoman Noem doesn't understand why President Obama this time around would not negotiate with the debt ceiling and government shutdown situation.

Now we just need the website, donation page, etc. and we can start getting fired up in South Dakota.

Originally posted to Knowledge Democrats on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 06:01 PM PDT.

Also republished by South Dakota Kos.


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  •  SD needs federal help (4+ / 0-)
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    Radiowalla, mollyjb, Lujane, Odysseus

    She has explaining to do with her votes against disaster funding for other areas of the country.  Guess what, she needs it now for her state and let the hypocrisy begin.  Also cost the state thousands of dollars to keep Mt. Rushmore and other monuments open.  

    You're either for spying on American citizens or you are not.

    by CVDem on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 06:22:05 PM PDT

    •  Kristi Noem is another Teapublican hypocrite (2+ / 0-)
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      Lujane, Odysseus

      Here is another reason to challenge Kristi Noem - the fact that she wanted to shut down the government yet she and her family have received thousands of dollars for the family farm. Noem voted to make cuts to the food stamp program, but was a partner in Racota Valley Ranch, her family’s farm and previously had nearly a 17% stake through 2008. The farm received $3.4 million in subsidies from 1995-2012. The Environmental Working Group, which analyzes subsidy data, says the “estimated amount of subsidies attributed to Rep. Noem from 1995-2012 is $503,751.

  •  WOW nice pic (1+ / 0-)
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    She looks disheveled and completely psychotic.

    This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

    by DisNoir36 on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 06:34:38 PM PDT

  •  I hope Corinna Robinson is pro-choice (1+ / 0-)
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    and that she will get some attention from EMILY'S List.

    It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

    by Radiowalla on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 07:34:10 PM PDT

  •  I'm sure Robinson, if elected, (0+ / 0-)

    will have some of the feistier ones here pulling their hair in frustration, but she'd be much better than Noem.

    "Valerie, why am I getting all these emails calling me a classless boor?"

    by TLS66 on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 07:20:08 AM PDT

  •  Noem Forced Her State to go without a Farm Bill! (0+ / 0-)

    All because she thought that hungry kids and poor families deserved less SNAP and WIC benefits, while wealthy corporate farms needed subsidies to reupholster the leather seats in their tractors and private jets!  Whoa, the suffering of cracked leather seats -- if only the poor could walk in the shoes of rich folk, the poor would understand!

    An atheist can understand the teachings of Christ, but the Christian Right cannot.  They have gone even more topsy-turvey because a non-white got elected, legitimately!  Oh Democracy, damn you!

    Don't get too optimistic on getting a Democrat to replace her.  Racism and the illogic of voting against your own economic interest are trademarks of the Tea Party, and it fouls everything that is good.  The only hope, unfortunately, is that they succumb to the pain that they inflict on themselves.

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