Washington, DC, April 28 2016 - Former Senator Larry Pressler (R-SD) and now an Independent, will speak on the subject of “The American Presidential Campaign: Yearning to be Independent” at Rhodes House at Oxford University. Pressler has recently published a new book, Senator Pressler: An Independent Mission to Save Our Democracy.
Sioux Falls, SD, November 1 2014 – The Argus Leader, South Dakota’s largest and oldest newspaper, today endorsed Senator Larry Pressler in the United States Senate race.
The endorsement letter, “Pressler best choice for Senate,” can be found here: Endorsement Pressler Best Choice Senate
Sioux Falls, SD, October 28 2014 - Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today endorsed former Senator Larry Pressler in the South Dakota US Senate race. Senator King said in part, “I proudly endorse Larry Pressler to serve in the United States Senate as an Independent who will build bridges between Democrats and Republicans…Larry doesn't need this job; he's seeking it as a true patriot who wants to help his state and country in a tough time.”
King went on to say that an Independent can be very influential in the Senate: “I want to assure the people of South Dakota that in my first-hand experience, an independent can be effective in the Senate--by working across the aisle and finding areas of common ground.”
SENATOR PRESSLER, WHO HAS SUFFERED FROM POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD), WILL MAKE TREATMENT OF PTSD ONE OF HIS FIRST LEGISLATIVE INITAITIVES
Sioux Falls, SD, October 26 2014 - Senator Larry Pressler, himself a post-traumatic stress disorder sufferer from his two tours of combat duty in Vietnam, today reacted to the Argus Leader article “Tami’s Torment” written by Steve Young by proposing that a national PTSD center be located at Hot Springs, South Dakota at the existing veterans facilities in Hot Springs. Steve Young’s piece discussed the story of a 25-year veteran of the South Dakota National Guard who had been deployed to Iraq. She recently committed suicide in Sioux Falls.
“I think Mr. Young’s poignant article on Tami’s suicide in South Dakota should remind us all that a lot of veterans, men and women, have PTSD,” said Senator Pressler.
FBI Agent in Charge of Largest Congressional Sting to Campaign with Senator Pressler in South Dakota; Press Conferences Planned in Sioux Falls, Watertown, Aberdeen and Rapid City
Sioux Falls, SD, October 21 2014 – John Good, the FBI Agent who led the Congressional sting operation known as ‘Abscam’ (which was portrayed in the movie American Hustle) will be arriving in South Dakota to campaign with Senator Pressler on Wednesday, October 22. Agent Good announced his endorsement of Senator Pressler last week, stating, “The only way this country is ever going to recover from the disastrous gridlock taking place now is to get people like Pressler in there. I am 100% behind Pressler. I would do anything for him.”
Agent Good will appear with Senator Pressler in press conferences in Sioux Falls, Watertown, Aberdeen and Rapid City, and will be campaigning in other locations throughout the state.
FBI Agent in Charge of Largest Congressional Sting Endorses Senator Pressler: The One Man Who Couldn't be Bought
Sioux Falls, SD, October 15 2014 – The retired FBI agent who led the largest “sting” operation of politicians from 1978 to 1980 today endorsed Senator Larry Pressler for the South Dakota Senate seat. “When the hidden cameras were running, and $50,000 in cash was ready for a bribe, at a moment when Senator Pressler thought no one on the outside was looking, we saw his true character,” said retired FBI agent John Good. “At a time when attack ads from extremists on both sides of the aisle are attacking Senator Pressler’s integrity, I had to do what I could to tell anyone who will listen that Senator Pressler is an honest politician, and there aren’t many of them around.”
Sioux Falls, SD, October 6 2014 – The Rapid City this morning reports the continual rise of Senator Larry Pressler in South Dakota polls. It indicates that he is in a virtual tie with frontrunner Mike Rounds (R) if Democratic Rick Weiland were to drop out: http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/poll-rounds-pressler-virtually-tied-if-weiland-dropped-out/article_2b0ac6f4-6b3d-5951-9408-82ad1fcb5508.html
A headline in this morning’s Argus Leader read, “Poll: Rounds, Weiland Falling as Pressler Rises.”
Sioux Falls, SD, September 29 2014 – Northern Plains News (http://npntestfeed.blogspot.com/), a South Dakota news organization, today released the results of a poll it had commissioned on the South Dakota Senate race. The poll, which was conducted by Nielson Brothers Polling, (http://www.nielsonbrotherspolling.com/index.php), one of South Dakota and the region’s most respected pollsters, showed solid gains by Independent Larry Pressler, and that he has a path to victory.
The poll was unique in that it demonstrated, as newsman Todd Epp remarked, “if Weiland dropped out of the race, Pressler and Rounds would be in a virtual dead heat,” whereas Rounds would maintain a substantial lead on Weiland if Pressler were to drop out.