Noem gains national attention for protecting economy

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is gaining attention across the country as was highlighted by her primetime speech at the Republican National Convention.

Tarren Bragdon, President of the Foundation for Government Accountability, a conservative think tank, says Noem got noticed for protecting her state’s people and economy during the pandemic.

Bragdon says Noem could move beyond the Governor’s mansion in South Dakota.

COVID-19 cases are spiking in South Dakota. Bragdon says that is another test for the Governor.

Bragdon says Noem’s stance on the pandemic helped the state’s economy recover more quickly than many other states.