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  State Rep. Taffy Howard expected to announce bid for US Congress
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AuthorAustin Goss
News DateTuesday, July 27, 2021 01:15:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionPIERRE, S.D. - A current South Dakota state legislator is expected to make a run at South Dakota’s lone Congressional seat in 2022.

State Rep. Taffy Howard (R-Rapid City) is likely to make an announcement in the coming weeks about a Republican primary run against current U.S. Congressman Dusty Johnson, several people with knowledge of the situation tell Dakota News Now/KOTA Territory.

Howard has served in the South Dakota State House since 2016, representing District 33. Howard is viewed as one of the more conservative members of the state legislature, who has developed a reputation for her willingness to break ranks with the party. During the 2021 state legislative session, Howard drew the ire of Gov. Noem’s office for her sponsorship of a bill that would have required the governor’s security costs to be public. Howard was also a vocal opponent of Noem’s decision to veto the controversial “transgender sports bill” last session.

In recent weeks, Howard has begun to appeal to the more conservative faction of Republicans in the state. Last week, Howard spoke at an “American First” Rally in Sioux Falls...
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