Hello everyone, this is state/county government reporter Ryan Lengerich. I'll be moderating the chat today. Only a few rules, no swearing, no racist comments, and use common sense. Other than that, try to stay on topic and enjoy the debate. I look forward to a great discussion. If you have any questions for me, don't hesitate to ask. ----Ryan
Good question, sorry but you can't ask the candidate a question from here, that is done on site at the event.
Fast and Furious is an interesting topic, unlikely to come up today (just a guess). Did that come up at the presidential debate? I don't think it did, but I would be surprised if it doesn't come up at either of the next two presidential debates.
The sound should have kicked on if you were having problems. It is working.
A couple people are having sound issues, mine is working well. I'll look into it, hang in there.
I apologize for any sound technicalities, I'm having no problem on my end, but certainly if you are I apologize and I have made the tech people aware.
"I'm not going to sit through a meeting just to sit through a meeting I'm going to go where South Dakota needs me," - K. Noem,
Attendance has been a major campaign issue for M. Varilek.
Yes, the food stamp issue is a major component of the farm bill.
It is true, K. Noem is one of 435 members of congress.
John Schaff, political science professor at Norther State Univ. in Aberdeen told me in an interview food stamps and other components hold up the bill, not necessarily local farming issues.
"I don't think death should be a taxable event," K. Noem
"Even if the farm bill didn't pass on the first vote then we know what we need to fix it," M. Varilek