2010 South Dakota gubernatorial election

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South Dakota gubernatorial election, 2010

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  Photo of Gov. Dennis Daugaard.jpg Scott Heidepriem cropped.jpg
Nominee Dennis Daugaard Scott Heidepriem
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Matt Michels Ben Arndt
Popular vote 195,024 122,010
Percentage 61.5% 38.5%

South Dakota Governor Election Results by County, 2010.svg
County Results
Daugaard:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Heidepreim:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80-90%

Governor before election

Mike Rounds
Republican

Elected Governor

Dennis Daugaard
Republican

The 2010 South Dakota gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 2010 to elect the Governor of South Dakota to a four-year term. Incumbent Republican Governor Mike Rounds was ineligible to run for re-election due to term limits.

Republican candidate Dennis Daugaard was elected, defeating Democratic candidate Scott Heidepriem.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dennis Daugaard 42,266 50.4
Republican Scott Munsterman 14,733 17.6
Republican Dave Knudson 13,217 15.8
Republican Gordon Howie 10,430 12.4
Republican Ken Knuppe 3,186 3.8
Total votes 83,832 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidate[edit]

Results[edit]

Heidepriem faced no opposition in the Democratic primary.

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Dates administered Dennis Daugaard (R) Scott Heidepriem (D)
Rasmussen Reports October 20, 2010 55% 36%
Rasmussen Reports October 9, 2010 57% 37%
Rasmussen Reports September 8, 2010 57% 28%
Rasmussen Reports August 3, 2010 59% 27%
Rasmussen Reports July 6, 2010 52% 35%
Rasmussen Reports June 10, 2010 52% 36%
Rasmussen Reports May 26, 2010 51% 36%
Rasmussen Reports April 21, 2010 53% 33%
Rasmussen Reports March 25, 2010 49% 32%
Rasmussen Reports February 23, 2010 41% 32%
Public Policy Polling December 10–13, 2009 42% 29%

Results[edit]

South Dakota gubernatorial election, 2010[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Dennis Daugaard 195,046 61.51% -0.18%
Democratic Scott Heidepriem 122,037 38.49% +2.36%
Majority 73,009 23.03% -2.54%
Turnout 317,083
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brokaw, Chet (December 23, 2008). "Dave Knudson will run for governor". NewsOK. Retrieved January 12, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Sen. Dave Knudson will run for governor". KXNet.com. December 23, 2008. Retrieved January 12, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b Kevin Woster (January 7, 2010). "Howie outlines conservative agenda for governor's campaign". Rapid City Journal. Retrieved February 3, 2010.
  4. ^ Drew Sandholm. "INTERVIEW: Ken Knuppe On Education"[permanent dead link], ABC News affiliate KSFY-TV. July 3, 2009.
  5. ^ "South Dakota Primary Results". Politico. June 8, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  6. ^ Emily Caldei Heidepriem Fills Party's South Dakota Gov Gap Archived August 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. July 28, 2009. Eye on 2010 Blog, CQPolitics.com
  7. ^ http://www.sdsos.gov/electionsvoteregistration/electvoterpdfs/2010/2010GeneralCanvass.pdf

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites (Archived)