A federal judge ruled Monday that South Dakota independent gubernatorial candidate Michael Myers can change his running mate on the November ballot.
Myers original pick for lieutenant governor withdrew from the race, citing family health issues. Myers named Lora Hubbel as his new running mate - but the South Dakota Secretary of State refused Myers' request to change the name on the ballot. Secretary of State Jason Gant said state law didn't outline a procedure for replacing independent lieutenant governor candidates.
Myers filed suit and today, a federal judge ruled in his favor. Hubbel's name will appear with Myers' on the November ballot in the race for South Dakota's top seat. Hubbel lost the Republican nomination for governor in South Dakota's race.