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A Former Senator's Thoughts on our Political Gridlock

By Domanique Jordan August 31, 2016

A new poll out today shows that Hillary Clinton's negatives are now in Donald Trump's territory. Soon after Labor Day, we'll enter the final two month of the campaign, a period that will include three presidential debates and one between Time Kaine and Mike Pence. Former Senator and Congressman Larry Pressler joined us to discuss.

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Fmr. US Senator Larry Pressler Supports Hillary Clinton

By Don Jorgensen August 16, 2016

Former U.S. Senator Larry Pressler is once again turning some heads in the political world. The longtime Republican says he's supporting Hillary Clinton to be the next President of the United States and it's not sitting well with some of his longtime Republican supporters.

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Exclusive: Hillary Clinton: What I have in common with Utah leaders

By Hillary Clinton Aug. 10, 2016

Editor's note: The Deseret News has asked the major presidential candidates to share their views with our readers. We've published exclusive op-eds from Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. We are pleased to offer this exclusive op-ed from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Dakota Midday: Larry Pressler On Rebuilding Democracy

BY Lori Walsh August 8, 2016

Coming from a lower class family in a small town, one politician wants to inspire young people to pursue opportunities and improve current democracy. Former Senator Larry Pressler has published a new book, Senator Pressler: An Independent Mission to Save Our Democracy. He says today's democracy is poisonous and voters are apathetic. Pressler wants to rediscover America's ethical core through education, journalism and self-esteem. He also touches on his background in Vietnam and his diverse philosophical and religious views.

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Former Republican senator endorses Clinton, attends DNC

By Ted Fioraliso July 27, 2016

A former South Dakota lawmaker is somewhere he would’ve never been years ago — the Democratic National Convention.

Senator Larry Pressler is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.

“It was a very painful decision in many ways," said Pressler.

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Patricia Jones: Larry Pressler — impressive then and now — endorses Clinton

By Patricia Jones July 23, 2016

I often listen to the TV morning news shows with half an ear while getting ready for work. But I had to stop in my tracks when I heard that a former Republican U.S. senator is endorsing Hillary Clinton. Not because she is the “lesser of two evils” as some suggest, but the former senator from South Dakota actually likes her positions on various issues. He spelled out in some detail the reasons he is voting for Clinton rather than against her opponent.

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Senator Pressler by Larry Pressler

By Joseph Reitz August 20, 2016

If it’s true that timing is everything, Senator Pressler: An Independent Mission to Save Our Democracy, by former South Dakota U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler (Fortis, 166 pp., $8.95, paper) is an example of perfect timing. This refreshing book has hit the market during a presidential election campaign in which the American public rates both major candidates low in trustworthiness.

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Larry Pressler’s Independent Streak.

By Warren Rojas Jun 22, 2016 5:00 AM

Onetime Republican lawmaker Larry Pressler attempted to shake up the establishment in 2014, plotting a return to Capitol Hill nearly 20 years after leaving office.

Only this time, he decided to try his luck as an independent candidate.

Pressler's comeback bid didn't take. (Republican Mike Rounds claimed the seat vacated by retiring South Dakota Democrat Tim Johnson.)

The experimental run, though humbling, also provided Pressler with a glimpse into the future.

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Review: Pressler Recounts 2014 Campaign; Now Where's His 17%?

Caheidelberger 2016-06-27 23:05

Last month we went on a family vacation, a weeklong loop around Wyoming. While enjoying the Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis, I got a voice mail from former U.S. Senator Larry Pressler.

Readers attentive to symbolism may jump to snark, but consider: a 74-year-old politician reached me over 600 miles from home, on a day when no one in South Dakota would have been able to tell him where to find me, by tapping my phone number onto a mobile device made possible in part, he would say, by a bill he passed twenty years ago, the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the magnum opus of his time in the Senate.

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That time a former GOP Senator endorsed Hillary

By Larry Pressler June 15, 2016, 01:00 pm

I spent twenty-two years as a Republican member of the U.S. Congress from the state of South Dakota — four in the U.S. House and eighteen in the United States Senate. The Orlando shooting convinced me that many Republicans/Independents/citizens have a responsibility to speak out now to get some background check legislation passed. Secretary Hillary Clinton has been very courageous on this subject—she has stood up to the NRA.

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Some Republicans are bucking Trump, but almost none back Clinton

By David Weigel June 16, 2016

On Tuesday, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) appeared to join the #NeverTrump bandwagon, telling a radio host in his district that he wouldn't "endorse anyone in this race, probably the rest of the year."

On Wednesday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) told the Washington Post that he did "not plan to" back Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

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Citing Orlando Massacre, Pressler Announces Support For Clinton

In the wake of last weekend’s mass shooting in Orlando, a former Republican senator from South Dakota has announced he is endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton for president.

In an email interview with the Press and Dakotan Wednesday, former Sen. Larry Pressler said the Orlando massacre, in which 49 people were killed and 53 wounded, emphasizes the need to bolster background checks and address the access to assault-style weapons.

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Hillary Clinton’s Orlando Shooting Response Had Unexpected Praise From This Former Republican Senator

Update: In a press conference Monday morning, Orlando police confirmed that 49 people had been killed and 53 injured early Sunday morning at Orlando's Pulse gay nightclub in the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. After opening fire on the crowd, an individual named Omar Mateen had taken hostages and was ultimately killed in a stand-off with police; Mateen had called 911 and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State shortly before the massacre. Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer declared a state of emergency, and the massacre is being investigated as an act of terrorism.

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Orlando shooting sparks gun control, language debates

Washington (CNN)Within hours, the Orlando mass shooting at a gay nightclub set off renewed political debates -- with Democrats calling for gun control and Republicans blasting "radical Islamic terrorism."

At least 50 people were killed and 53 more wounded Sunday, making it the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

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Former GOP senator endorses Hillary Clinton following Orlando terror attack, cites her anti-NRA record

At least one Republican is so disgusted by Donald Trump’s response to the deadliest mass shooting attack in recent U.S. history that he’s endorsed Trump’s Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, specifically slamming Trump’s allegiance to the National Rifle Association.

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Former GOP senator endorses Clinton after Orlando shooting

A former Republican senator is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president after the mass shooting in Orlando, citing her support for gun control.

Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-S.D.) called for universal background checks on all gun sales and an assault weapons ban Monday in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

“I can’t believe I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, but I am,” said Pressler, who spoke with The Hill on Monday after endorsing Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, in a statement issued over the weekend.

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