Was the Budget Really “Balanced?”

Posted by Stace Nelson on April 17, 2014

An updated and revised chart was released today by the Stace Nelson for US Senate campaign regarding South Dakota state budgets and spending from 2000 through 2014. From time to time, the claim has been made that South Dakota had balanced budgets during all those years. Using public records, the chart attempts to assess whether the budgets were “balanced” the a sense that the average voter would apply the term to his or her own budget, or whether the term “balanced” is being stretched for political advantage.

The chart also compares how three US Senate Candidates voted on each budget bill while holding public office in Pierre.

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Republican Liberty Caucus Endorses Stace Nelson for US Senate

Posted by Stace Nelson on April 7, 2014

Republican Elephant ImageToday, Stace Nelson received the endorsement of a major national conservative group. The Republican Liberty Caucus officially gave its support to Representative Nelson in the race to be South Dakota’s next US Senator. The RLC describes itself as “the conscience of the Republican Party” and “dedicated to working within the Republican Party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government and free markets.”

In a press release, RLC Chairman Matt Nye noted:

“Stace Nelson’s dedication to Constitutionally limited government and political reform were made very clear in his time in the state legislature, where he demanded real answers from Washington and fought for the rights of the people of South Dakota.”

“We cannot afford to let this seat be returned to the Democrats or fall into the hands of a Republican of lesser principles who will be no better than another Democrat. Electing Stace Nelson is a crucial step in restoring the original vision of the Republican Party and restoring our Republic.”

You can read the full release here.

Rep. Lance Russell Stands with Stace

Posted by Stace Nelson on April 4, 2014

South Dakota State Representative and past State GOP Executive Director Lance Russell of Hot Springs commented on why he supports Stace Nelson for US Senate. He mentioned that Nelson “means what he says and says what he means.” Rep. Russell has worked closely with and observed Rep. Nelson in the Legislature during the past four years. He expressed his confidence that Nelson is not simply providing nice-sounding rhetoric without the sincerity of conviction to tackle head-on the issues of spending, Obamacare, and illegal immigration. Instead, Russell insists that Stace is very serious about making the hard choices and doing what needs to be done.

Nelson Campaign Releases Tax/Budget Comparison Charts

Posted by Stace Nelson on April 2, 2014

Today the Stace Nelson for US Senate Campaign released two new charts that detail and summarize the records of State Representative Stace Nelson, State Senator Larry Rhoden, and former Governor Mike Rounds regarding spending, taxes, and budgets during their time at the South Dakota Legislature and Governor’s office. Information for these charts was gathered from publicly available documents. The charts clearly contrast the tendencies over the years of Rep. Nelson voting against increases in taxes, spending, and the size of state government, with that of Rhoden and Rounds often voting for such proposals. You can review the charts below.

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Stace Nelson on SD Public Radio

Posted by Stace Nelson on March 31, 2014

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Stace Nelson was on South Dakota Public Radio recently and given a chance to speak about why he is running, what it means to be a Conservative, his own record in the Legislature, and what he intends to do once elected to the US Senate. Click on the image to read the original article and to listen to the interview. (About 20 minutes)

Aberdeen American News Features Stace Nelson

Posted by Stace Nelson on March 28, 2014

Stace Nelson was in Aberdeen this past Wednesday evening meeting with supporters and those wanting to get to know him a little better. A local newspaper reporter also had some questions for him and chatted with some of those who were at a campaign event. You can read the article below.

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Rapid City Journal Interviews Stace Nelson

Posted by Stace Nelson on March 22, 2014

Stace Nelson made front page news for his interview with The Rapid City Journal. He responded to five questions regarding what makes him different as a US Senate candidate, resolutions, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor scandal, fundraising, and drug testing. You can read his responses below.

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Maj. General Paul E. Vallely Stands with Stace

Posted by Stace Nelson on March 20, 2014

FULTON, S.D. (March 20, 2014) – Major General Paul E. Vallely, (U.S. Army, Retired) has given his endorsement to State Representative Stace Nelson to be South Dakota’s next US Senator.  M.G. Vallely is the CEO of Stand Up America – http://www.standupamericaus.org/.

 

“It’s an honor to receive an endorsement from an American hero like Major General Paul Vallely,” Nelson said.  “Major General Vallely’s stellar military record and his untiring efforts to restore America to the values and principles set forth by our founding fathers gives me a deep gratitude for this endorsement.”

 

Read MG Vallely’s endorsement and biographical information below.

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State Rep. Elizabeth May Stands with Stace

Posted by Stace Nelson on March 17, 2014

South Dakota State Representative Elizabeth May (R-Kyle) shared a few key reasons why she supports Stace Nelson for US Senate. She said Stace represents a “new, fresh voice” in Washington, DC for her district and for South Dakota. She commented that Nelson knows the importance of all South Dakotans, even those who suffer from poverty and unemployment. Part of the area May represents is the Pine Ridge Reservation, which has had significant economic challenges for many years.

State Rep. Kaiser Stands with Stace

Posted by Stace Nelson on March 8, 2014

South Dakota State Representative Dan Kaiser (R-Aberdeen) took some time out of his busy schedule at the Legislature the other day to say why he supports Stace Nelson for US Senate. Kaiser pointed to Nelson’s principle, integrity and conviction. He complimented Nelson for standing up for the “little guy,” for his concern for the constitutionality and appropriateness of legislation, responsiveness to constituents, and for being a “loud, powerful voice” against the federal government’s tendency to operate outside its proper role. Rep. Kaiser also praised Nelson for his willingness to take a stand, even if representing the views of a minority, asserting that Stace Nelson is the type of person America urgently needs in the US Senate.

Kaiser concluded that, “Stace has a really clear, defined vision of what America has been, how it should be, and where we go into the future, and how to accomplish all of that.”

Stace Nelson on “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson”

Posted by Stace Nelson on February 21, 2014

Click on the image above to hear Stace Nelson's interview with Doc Thompson. Starts at 39:00 mark. Run time about 11 minutes.

Click on the image above to hear Stace Nelson’s interview with Doc Thompson. Starts at 39:00 mark. Run time about 11 minutes.

US Senate Candidate Stace Nelson had the opportunity to introduce himself to a nationwide radio audience this morning on “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson.” Mr. Thompson is part of Glenn Beck’s Blaze Radio Network.  He asked Stace about his background, reason for running, and positions on the Second Amendment, Common Core, a Balanced Budget Amendment, tax reform, congressional term limits, amnesty for illegal immigrants, bailouts, and TARP.

More on a Balanced Budget Amendment

Posted by Stace Nelson on February 20, 2014

Click on the image above to listen to Stace Nelson's latest interview with Greg Belfrage regarding a balanced budget amendment and his position on the best route for obtaining one.  Run time about 10 minutes.

Click on the image above to listen to Stace Nelson’s latest interview with Greg Belfrage regarding a balanced budget amendment and his position on the best route for obtaining one. Run time about 10 minutes.

This morning, Stace was on “The Greg Belfrage Show” on KELO Radio  from Sioux Falls, SD.

Greg and Stace discussed more in detail his position on amending the US Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. Mr. Belfrage was especially curious about why Stace opposed an Article V Constitutional Convention as a method for adding such an amendment to the US Constitution.

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