Noem reports raising nearly one million dollars in 4th quarter 2020

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Kristi Noem, who has said she’ll seek a second term as governor next year, reported raising nearly $1 million in the fourth quarter.

The Republican reported raising about $966,000 to end the year, and spent just under $400,000.

Noem’s report showed a year-end balance of about $1.4 million.

Former President Donald Trump urged Noem to challenge Sen. John Thune in a primary, but she has said she won’t. Trump was angry at Thune’s remarks on his election loss.

Noem defeated Democrat Billie Sutton in 2018.