Its purpose is to inform voters about the legislator’s political positions.

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A scorecard evaluates a legislator’s voting record.

The primary election was held on June 7, 2016, and the general election was held on November 8, 2016. The general elections for the office of South Dakota State Senate took place on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014.

Incumbent Bruce Rampelberg was unopposed in the Republican primary. Rampelberg won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 30.

Rampelberg defeated George Ferebee in the Republican primary on June 5. Rampelberg was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.

Note: The finance data shown here comes from the disclosures required of candidates and parties.

For example, an advocacy group’s scorecard may assess a legislator’s voting record on one issue while a state newspaper’s scorecard may evaluate the voting record in its entirety.

Ballotpedia is in the process of developing an encyclopedic list of published scorecards.

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