4–0: Cory’s in Tune with South Dakota Voters

How do I know I can beat Al Novstrup at the polls? Because I’ve done it four times… statewide.

In 2011, Al Novstrup voted for House Bill 1230, a law that would have diverted more money from education and health care to corporate welfare. I opposed HB 1230 and helped circulate a petition to refer it to a public vote. In November 2012, voters joined me in rejecting that law 58% to 42%.

In 2012, Al Novstrup voted for House Bill 1234, a truly bad and sprawling piece of legislation that, among other things, would have taken away teachers’ labor rights and subjected them to an arbitrary and ineffective merit pay scheme. I opposed HB 1234 and helped circulate a petition to refer it to a public vote. In November 2012, voters joined me in rejecting that law 67% to 33%.

In 2015, Al Novstrup voted for Senate Bill 69, an “Incumbent Protection Plan” that would have made it harder for citizens to run for office and would have made it practically impossible for independents to get on the ballot. I opposed SB 69 and led the petition drive to refer it to a public vote. In November 2016, voters joined me in rejecting that law 71% to 29%.

In 2015, Al Novstrup voted for Senate Bill 177, his son’s plan to deny young workers the minimum wage increase that voters approved in 2014. I opposed SB 177 and led the petition drive to refer it to a public vote. In November 2016, voters joined me in rejecting that law 71% to 29%.

Al Novstrup and the GOP try to distract voters with labels and personal attacks, because they’re afraid to talk real policy. They know that when voters get to have a say on corporate welfare, education, election laws, and the minimum wage, voters agree with me, not Al.