Another Republican officially enters the race for South Dakota's soon to be vacant senate seat.
KSFY News was in Alexandria today to meet the newest candidate, Stace Nelson.
The crowd was loud and supportive.
Many told us they found the candidate they had been waiting for, a true conservative.
Which is exactly why Nelson told us he decided to run, he says there wasn't a true conservative Republican in the race.
Dozens of well-wishers and enthusiastic supporters turn out for Stace Nelson's official announcement.
He's in the race for U.S. senate. And his fans couldn't be happier.
They welcomed Nelson to thunderous applause and cheered him on throughout his announcement.
And in his campaign speech, he made a commitment to voters in the state.
He calls it his 'Contract with South Dakota.' And he's committed to running on traditional conservative values.
So now, there are four republicans in the South Dakota U.S. senate race but as Nelson told the crowd, he's no politician.
"South Dakotans and Americans deserve to know where their candidates, their public servants stand on the issues. Now, granted, not everybody is going to agree with me. And that's why politicians avoid telling people where they stand on the issues. I'm not a politician, I'm a public servant. And I realize my wife and I don't always agree 100 percent of the time but what matters is that people know that I'm an honest public servant, and that I will always tell them where I stand on the issues," Nelson said.
Some of those issues he talked about include repealing Obamacare, reducing spending, de-funding Planned Parenthood for handling abortions, and establishing term limits to stop career politicians.
Nelson credits his experience as a marine as someone who knows how to get things done.
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