Reactions from Tuesday’s elections in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(WNAX)- South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem easily won re-election with a sixty two to thirty five percent margin over democrat Jamie Smith.

In her victory speech, Noem referenced the pandemic and her response to it,

Noem says South Dakota will be an example of freedom.

Noem said she appreciates what the people have done.

In her speech, Noem thanked Smith for being willing to make the run.

South Dakota Senator John Thune won a historic fourth term in the US Senate with a seventy to twenty six percent margin over democrat Brian Bengs.

In his victory speech, Thune said the race was and is about the future.

Thune says there are some critical issues ahead.

Thune says he will speak the truth no matter the consequences.

Thune joins former Senator Karl Mundt as the only other person to be elected to the Senate for a fourth term.

South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson won a third term in the US House by defeating libertarian Collin Duprel by a seventy seven to twenty three percent margin.

Johnson says he hears what voters are telling him.

Johnson says he has had a pretty good legislative record.

Johnson says republicans have to take their opportunity seriously.

Johnson received over two hundred fifty three thousand votes in his win.