Jackley launches first TV ad of 2018 gubernatorial race

PIERRE, S.D. (KSFY) - Attorney General and Republican candidate for South Dakota governor Marty Jackley has released the first television ad of the 2018 race.

“We believe South Dakotans deserve a conservative governor who will fight to uphold the values that our families live by every day,” Jackley said in a press release Monday. “That’s why we wanted this ad to highlight my lifelong commitment to those conservative principles: Protecting the family, defending human life, honoring the promise of the Second Amendment, reducing the size and scope of government, and empowering the individual.”

The ad features Jackley's creation of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and his endorsements from more than 60 local sheriffs.

Jackley is running against Republicans Kristi Noem, Lora Hubbel, Terry LaFleur and Democrat Billie Sutton for the state's top job.