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Independent SD gubernatorial candidate Mike Myers picks Lora Hubbel as his new running mate

July 8, 2014
Mike Myers and Lora Hubbel at Presser in Sioux Falls. Photo from Mike Myers for Governor Facebook Page

Mike Myers and Lora Hubbel at Presser in Sioux Falls. Photo from Mike Myers for Governor Facebook Page

Last week Independent SD gubernatorial candidate Mike Myers announced he would have to choose a new running-mate. Today Argus Leader reporter David Montgomery attended Myer’s press release. It was decided (apparently at the press release) that Lora Hubble would be Myers running mate in the governor’s race against Republicans Daugaard/Michels and Democrats Wismer/Blake. This is definitely an interesting choice, and possibly a good one. Generally I don’t think gubernatorial running-mates really matter, but Hubbel may be able to bring something to the table.

Hubbel worked hard over the last half-year to fight Daugaard in the Republican primary for Governor. True, she came in under 20% when the primary election actually came. But she gained a lot of loyal supporters during that time which I feel will follow her to the Myers campaign. That doesn’t give Myers the numbers he needs to win, but it does at least give his campaign a starting point for building support. Hubbel can continue to work on attracting voters who lean either Tea Party, libertarian, or anti-establishment. Doing so will allow Myers to focus on pure independent and left-leaning voters.

For me it is too early after the news to really do a true analysis of this team. I think it would be best to keep this post short and see how well the two work together. Hopefully soon I will find an opportunity to speak with both Myers and Hubbel to determine where this unique duo is headed.

  1. Merlyn Schutterle
    July 9, 2014 at 8:50 am

    The problem is that Lora lost on her issues. Apparently, the Republican voters fell in line with Daugaard regardless of the issues. Unless Myers can catch Daugaard in a corner, and it can be done, he will lose even if there were no Democrat running. With the Democrat running, even though there is extremely little possibility to win, they will bring Myers down with them.

  1. July 22, 2014 at 2:54 pm
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