Sioux Falls, SD (Jan. 3, 2013) – South Dakota Democratic Party Chairman Ben Nesselhuf released the following statement after Rob Skjonsberg, a top campaign aide for Governor Mike Rounds’ US Senate campaign, was appointed to the South Dakota Board of Economic Development by Gov. Dennis Daugaard:
“Do you believe in coincidences? The man running Gov. Mike Rounds’ campaign for US Senate just got appointed by Governor Daugaard to help dole out state tax dollars for economic development. Whose interest is being served here? It’s just another ongoing example of Republicans leaders in Pierre using state tax dollars to support Republicans running for office.
“I am calling on Governor Dennis Daugaard to rescind his offer to Mike Rounds’ campaign aide for a seat on the state Board of Economic Development.
“Politics has no place in managing state tax dollars for economic development. South Dakota cannot afford to question whether Mike Rounds’ campaign aide is serving South Dakota or Governor Mike Rounds’ US Senate candidacy.”
Rob Skjonsberg helps lead Rounds for Senate, the US Senate campaign for Governor Mike Rounds. Skjonsburg was appointed by Governor Daugaard today to serve on the state Board of Economic Development, effective Jan 8.