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Weiland piles on Rounds after last night's debate

by Greg Belfrage

The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate isn't wasting any time going after Republican front-runner Mike Rounds following last night's GOP debate.

Rick Weiland is out with a release hammering Rounds for his statements on Obamacare. You can view the text of Weiland's comments below.

Rounds looked weary during last night's debate. It's understandable, considering all the shots he's been taking from his fellow Republicans.

However, its my guess that these GOP jabs are only a warm-up for the real pummeling that is certain to come from Weiland and his fellow Democrats should Rounds win the nomination.

Greg Belfrage @belfrageshow is heard 6am-9am on KELO 1320 AM and 107.9 FM. Greg can be contacted at greg.belfrage@mwcradio.com.

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Dear Friend,

Platitudes and opposing President Obama. That's what South Dakotans heard during last nights GOP Senate debate because that's what Big Money donors want the politicians they pay for to say.

But when you go to every town in this state that isnt what you hear. Big Money wants platitudes and deadlock. Everyday citizens want solutions and honesty about what is really going on.

Health care reform is a perfect example. Last night, Governor Rounds doubled-down on his factually-incorrect assertion that the Affordable Care Act steals $700 billion from Obamacare. Never mind the fact that KELO-Land, the Argus Leader, Bloomberg, the National Committee to Preserve and Protect Social Security and Medicare and even a former Bush Administration official all say this argument is a lie and that the Affordable Care Act actually strengthens Medicare by eliminating overpayments to insurance companies and hospitals.

Adding insult to injury, the former Governor gripped the podium and told every South Dakotan watching how important Medicare is to senior citizens. I have a simple question for Governor Rounds: How can you look the camera, and the entire state in the eye, and say that when you are on the record supporting Paul Ryans budget that would force any South Dakotan 55 or younger into a voucher program instead of real Medicare?

Mike Rounds wants to be ordained our next U.S. Senator. I want to earn it by continuing to travel the entire state and look folks in the eye and telling them the choice is simple. Do you want your next Senator to be bought and paid for by Big Money or do you want someone who, while you may not always agree with, is 100% committed to listening to the citizens of South Dakota?

There are enough smooth talkers lobbying for Big Money in and around the halls of Congress; our state doesnt need to pay for one more.

Please donate $9 today and help elect a Senator that will stand up for real South Dakotans.

Id be honored to have your support.