Former President Donald Trump endorses Kristi Noem for second term

February 9, 2022

Mike Tanner

PIERRE, S.D.–Former President Donald Trump has endorsed South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s re-election bid this year.

In a statement, the former president said, “Kristi Noem has done a great job as Governor of South Dakota. She is strong on Borders, the Second Amendment, preserving land and Energy Dominance, Medical Freedom, and kept South Dakota open during COVID. She fully supports our great Law Enforcement, Military, our wonderful Vets—and is a fighter for the incredible people of South Dakota. Kristi has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”

Noem responded by saying, “I am incredibly honored and humbled to have President Trump’s endorsement. While in Congress, I worked alongside President Trump to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that lowered taxes on South Dakotans and led to the greatest economy in American history.”

Noem is running for a second term. She has a Republican challenger in Steven Haugaard, and a Democrat challenger in Jamie Smith.