Chairman’s Note: Congresswoman Kristi Noem is attracting a lot of attention these days. Whether voting to end Medicare as we know it, slash flood response programs, or protect billions in giveaways to big oil, Noem looks more and more like the kind of candidate voters would soon like to forget. Enter Matt Varilek, Senator Tim Johnson’s Economic Development Director. Many are speculating that he will join Minnehaha County Commissioner Jeff Barth to challenge Noem for her House Seat. This tells me one thing for certain: With interest to challenge Kristi Noem mounting, Noem’s days in Congress are numbered.