Standing Firm on Principle and Upholding our Constitution in South Dakota

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Last Chance to reserve your seat for the hottest political event in South Dakota!

Members of the public, press and all members of the Constitution Party are encouraged to attend our historic 2018 State Nominating Convention as we embark on a Patriots' journey back to constitutionally-limited government!

So far, we have a 3-way race for CP nomination for Governor, legislative candidates and others jumping into SD races.

You MUST register to reserve your seat for this historic political event!

When:  July 14,2018 starting at 3:00pm cst.
Where: American Legion Post #15, 1701 W. Legion Drive in Sioux Falls

This is the first time ALL Constitution Party candidates will be nominated by convention and then immediately go onto the General Election ballot in November!  You won't want to miss this exciting historic event.

Last chance to reserve your seat!

2018 CP State Convention

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

CP Talk Radio showcases SD candidates tonight!

All candidates currently seeking our party's nomination so far will be interviewed on CP Talk Radio/video show LIVE at 8pm cst. The 3-way Gubernatorial debate has been postponed.

Three ways to tune-in:

You can watch via facebook, zoom or can call-in to listen to audio.
 Go to CP Talk Radio on Facebook

By Computer/Smart phone:

By Call-in:
Number: 669-900-6833 or 646-558-8656
Webinar ID: 802-314-235

Monday, June 25, 2018

Lora Hubbel becomes 3rd CP candidate for Governor!

Lora Hubbel has announced her intent to seek our party's nomination at our state nominating convention on July  14, 2018.  We now officially have 3 gubernatorial candidates in the race! Don't miss the first debate LIVE on Wednesday evening. (See details in prior posts.)

She has sent a public letter (below) to all members of the Constitution Party of South Dakota explaining why she is serious about seeking our nomination for Governor.

Welcome to the CP of South Dakota!

 Why I want to run for Constitution Party Governor
June 24, 2018

Dear SD Constitution Party:
Please accept my request to be nominated for Constitution Party Governor. I have run for Governor in South Dakota on the Republican Ticket in 2014. I did quite well for daring to challenge a sitting Governor and garnished 20% of the vote when I was expected to only get 3-6%...especially since I was shut out of the primary process given that Party bosses were upset that I would call out their pick for Governor.
I am familiar with both the Republican and the Constitution Party platforms; I love them both and view them as quite similar. However having been in the legislature I know that the platform means nothing to most Republican politicians. And, sadly, neither does the State or US Constitutions.
We have been warned about the 2- party system by our founding fathers. John Adams said:
There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.
George Washington seemed to feel the party system was a blight in and of itself, implying that it leads to despotism and “sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction…turns …to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty” and “the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient … to discourage and restrain it.
I believe the wisdom of our Founders is proving true in South Dakota. Our 2-part system is not about idealistic differences, it’s about shear power. The Republican party votes no different than the Democrat Party and indeed, consists of several former Democrats/Socialists. There is no longer a majority of statesmen in our capitol, but opportunists with a “gang” mentality that seeks to profit from the manipulation and excesses of government.
I am hoping the SD Constitution Party will be a landing place for the good conservative people of South Dakota because the Republican Party here is no longer a safe place for us.
Many have said a third party would destroy the Republicans and allow the “worser of two evils” access to power. I say the “worsers” are already in power by infiltrating the Republican party. My wish is that the Republicans will lose their 40 plus years of absolute power and subsequent corruption in South Dakota. I believe the Constitution Party does a better job of vetting their leadership and is a more pure place to run for Conservatives to join and even run for office.
My core beliefs are:
I am 100% prolife. As an RN and Biologist I do not see any reason for abortion. Once conception has occurred, a full person is formed and at that point and only time changes the child's appearance.
I am 100% pro-constitution including all of our amendments to be taken literally for 2018, without having to have a certificate to “allow” any of them.
I believe the States created the Federal Government and that the Federal Government’s power is defined and limited, whereas the vast amount of power belongs to the States.
I believe in the balance of power as determined by the Constitution, and that SD is suffering from a weak legislature by the design of past governors. I plan to bring that power in balance.
I believe our US Constitution was a near perfect document devised by learned men who themselves stated that it was Divinely guided into existence.
I believe our Founders when they state they were Christian men living under our Judeo-Christian influence because the Declaration of Independence and our US Constitution borrows 96% of their content from the Bible, the Word of God.
My passion as a Governor will be to root out all the unconstitutional “statutes” the past governors have put in play. This includes rooting out ObamaCAre, CommomCore, monopolies, and self-dealing opportunities for politicians. I know where these pollutants are in our state and we must rid ourselves of them. There is enough power in our current SD constitution to return SD to a state where the people can thrive and not just watch politicians and their friends unethically prosper off of tax-payer funds. 
Lora Hubbel

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Janette McIntyre joins Constitution Party!

We welcome Janette McIntyre to the Constitution Party of South Dakota!

She has made an honorable and principled decision after being involved in Republican politics in South Dakota for over 20 years. In time, she will discover that the Constitution Party has much more to offer than she may realize at this point.  We are here to support her efforts in Consitutionist activism as she learns more about our party in the coming months.

Janette has officially declared her intent to seek our party's nomination for State Senate - District 34 at our upcoming state convention on July 14, 2018 in Sioux Falls.

Read more about why she has chosen to leave the Republican Party in her own words.

She has already been invited to participate on CP Talk Radio as the radio show will be showcasing South Dakota CP candidates and our first-ever SD Gubernatorial debate on Wednesday night, June 27th at 8:00 pm cst. (Get more details below, click HOME if not on home page)

Her campaign website will be up and running soon at:  McIntyrefor34senate.com

Welcome Janette!

Constitution Party of SD Gubernatorial Debate!

We will be showcasing all Constitution Party of South Dakota candidates that declare their intention to run for office by Wednesday, June 27th on our national CP Talk Radio show!

This will be followed by a first-time ever CP of South Dakota Gubernatorial Debate.  Program starts at 8pm cst on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.  We anticipate having 3 gubernatorial candidates participating.
Please submit debate questions to info@constitutionpartysd.org

You can watch via facebook, zoom or can call-in to listen to audio.
 Go to CP Talk Radio on Facebook

By Computer/Smart phone:

By Call-in:
Number: 669-900-6833 or 646-558-8656
Webinar ID: 802-314-235

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Rick Gortmaker announces run for Governor

Constitution Party member Rick Gortmaker has decided to first seek the party's nomination for Governor. If he should not receive the nomination, then he will enter the race for State House, District 35.

We now are back to having a contested race for Governor!  We welcome Rick to the race. May the best person for the office ultimately win the nomination.

Save the Date: July 14, 2018

South Dakota history will be made on July 14, 2018!

Join us in Sioux Falls as we embark on a Patriots' journey back to constitutionally-limited government.

The Constitution Party of South Dakota will be nominating all candidates by convention. Anticipating having a US House candidate on the general election ballot for the first time in state party history!

We will likely also have a contested race for Governor.  For the first time, we anticipate our party members will be able to choose from more than one gubernatorial candidate.

All members of the public and press are invited to attend. If you intend to vote, you must be verified at the door to be a registered member of the CP of SD. If you need to change your voter registration, don't wait until the last minute.  No exceptions can legally be made for voter registration changes not yet updated on Secretary of State's website.

Location: American Legion Post #15, 1701 W. Legion Drive, Sioux Falls
Time: 3:00pm cst

Seating is limited. Reserve your seat in history today!

More program details to follow.  Stay tuned....

2018 CP State Convention

Sunday, May 20, 2018

State Party Secretary vacancy

Kurt Evans has decided to step down from the office of State Party Secretary. He has also withdrawn from seeking our party's nomination for Governor.

We wish Kurt the best in his future aspirations.

Party members interested in serving as Party Secretary through the balance of the term which ends in 2020, please contact State Chairman Lori Stacey for details.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

State Convention scheduled. Reserve your seat today!

The Committee of Five present their work, June 1776, detail of John Trumbull's 1819 painting Declaration of Independence

UPDATE:  Location and time of CP State Convention has been set for 3:00pm on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in the ballroom of the American Legion Post #15 located at:  1701 W. Legion Drive in Sioux Falls.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:  Make your reservation today!

We greatly encourage early convention registration which will help us to better plan this year's exciting and historic Constitution Party of South Dakota State Convention!

We would like to be able to bring in live entertainment and a nationally-known keynote speaker.  This will be dependent upon the amount of early registrations received and any additional donations to State Party which will be needed to secure the necessary arrangements.  So......reserve your seat and/or make a donation today!

State Convention registration is as follows:

1 person @ $17.76
2 people @ $30.00

We anticipate limited seating. Reserve your seat today!            

2018 CP State Convention

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Stand-up for the Constitution Money Bomb!

All of our candidates for public office will be thoroughly vetted by party members at our state convention on July 14, 2018.  Only those with the courage to stand-up and defend the constitution will be nominated.

We greatly encourage Constitutionists across our nation to help us raise funds for our historic 2018 state convention and beyond!  The Constitution Party of South Dakota needs to raise funds to help support all of our efforts in this exciting 2018 election cycle.

Your donation is greatly appreciated!

Please click on the "donate" button to contribute by credit/debit card or through paypal, today.  Be sure to click "share address details" as we will need this information for reporting purposes if you donate more than $100 to the party this calendar year.

We will be setting-up debates in coming weeks for our gubernatorial candidates and we are expecting other candidates to jump into other races very soon!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Second Gubernatorial candidate jumps in, a third possible.

Terry LaFleur has announced he will be seeking the Constitution Party's nomination for Governor at our state convention this summer.

This will be the first time in state party history that there will be a contested race for Governor.

Thanks to our recent victory in federal court, multiple Gubernatorial candidate choices for our party members will be possible.

A possible third candidate could be announced next week.

Stay tuned.......

Friday, March 30, 2018

Nomination of County Candidates still under litigation


If you are interested in running for any county office in South Dakota with the Constitution Party, please be advised that nomination by convention for county offices is still under litigation.

While the new law passed (HB 1286) doesn't include the county offices via convention, Judge Piersol's ruling does apply to any office that was subject to a March primary petition deadline.

If you have inquired to run for a county office with our party and were told by anyone that you could not be nominated by convention this summer, this matter is still under litigation and therefore has not been settled yet.

Any prospective candidate that is interested in running for office with the CP in 2018, should fill-out the contact form located down on right-hand side of this website.

We would love to hear from you!

Friday, March 23, 2018

ALL CP of South Dakota candidates will be nominated by convention this summer!

We are excited to announce that all of the Constitution Party of South Dakota candidates for 2018 will be nominated at our state convention this summer!

Thanks to federal Judge Lawrence Piersol's ruling, Secretary Krebs honoring his court order and today, our Governor signing HB1286 into law, we can finally celebrate!

We are very actively recruiting candidates for this historic election.  If you are a strict Constitutionist and 100% pro-life, we would love for you to take the challenge and seek our party's nomination for any of the offices up for election this year.  Please fill-out the contact form on the bottom right-hand side and let us know you are considering running for a particular office with our party.

State Convention will be held sometime after the state Primary Election.  Stay tuned for specific details in the coming weeks.

Spring 2018 National Committee Meeting



                                                          DENVER, COLORADO!

UPDATE:  State Vice Chairman, Joel Bergan, will be heading to Denver next month to represent our South Dakota state party.  Thank you Joel for volunteering to represent us!

Keynote Speaker: Joe Miller
Joe Miller is an attorney and Alaskan politician who battled Senator Lisa Murkowski in her infamous write-in campaign against him during the 2010 election.   He is a graduate of West Point and a 1995 graduate of Yale Law School and is a combat veteran of the 1991 Gulf War.  Married to the former Kathleen Tompkins, they are the parents of four sons and four daughters.

APRIL 20th through the 22nd

Location Information: 
Embassy Suites Hotel Denver International Airport
7001 Yampa Street
Denver, Colorado 80249-6441
Please use this link to reserve your room, or call 1-303-574-3000.
King or Double Suites available.
$149.00 per night, includes a hot breakfast each morning.
Rooms will be available at this price until March 28th, 2018.

Registration Information:
Fee for both National Committee Members and guests is $140.00 per person.  Voting privileges are allowed only for credentialed National Committee Members. Fee will be $160.00 after 29 March to meet hotel meal count requirements.
Fee for students between the ages of 14 and 18 is $115.00.  All children under the age of 18 can attend for free, but meals will not be provided.
Please make sure to note your meal preference (vegetarian or meat) on the registration form.
Registration fee includes a complimentary reception with snacks and beverages each evening from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Keynote Speaker and Banquet Only:
Option One – Use the registration form to reserve your spot for the Keynote Speech – $20.00
Option Two – Use the registration form to reserve your spot for the Keynote Speech and Banquet – $50.00.
Deadline is March 29th!

How to Register:
Please download and fill out the registration form for all options.
To Pay onlineclick here to pay your registration fee.  Download, print, and fill out registration form here and return to the National Office via fax (1-717-299-5115), or email (bmilcnp@gmail.com), or regular mail.
To Pay with credit card by phone – call Brenda Miller at the National Office (Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern Time); 1-800-283-8647 or 1-717-390-1993, Download, print, and fill out registration form here and return to the National Office via fax (1-717-299-5115), or email (bmilcnp@gmail.com), or regular mail.
To Pay with check – Download, print, and fill out registration form here and return with your payment to the National Office via fax (1-717-299-5115), or email (bmilcnp@gmail.com), or regular mail.
Mailing Address   Constitution Party National Committee; P.O. Box 1782; Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17608

National Committee Members:
Annual dues are $100.00.  If you pay online, please use this link to pay your dues, and this link to pay your registration.
If you are paying by credit card or by check, you may include your dues with your registration fee.  Don’t forget to note this in the appropriate space on your registration form, which can be downloaded here.
If you cannot attend, please fill out the proxy form available on the registration form and return to the National Office ASAP.

We look forward to seeing you at this gathering of Constitutionists –
greeting old friends and meeting new ones!

Friday, March 9, 2018

In the 11th hour.....

In the 11th hour of the last day of session, with certain additional litigation looming and urging by the Governor, SD Legislature finally reverts back to original version of HB1286 and passes a good bill!

For the first time in decades, Alternative Parties in South Dakota will finally be able to function under constitutional ballot-access laws!!!

Bill heads to Governor's desk.