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South Dakota Gov. Noem: Will 'Absolutely' Seek Reelection

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on Feb. 27, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 01 March 2021 02:52 PM

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, even with a high rating in a straw poll taken among people attending the Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend, said Monday she will "absolutely run for reelection" as her state's governor. 

"I'm up in 2022, so I'm hoping the people of South Dakota will support me again and give me the opportunity to continue to serve them," the Republican governor said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends."

In one part of the poll, which excluded former President Donald Trump as a potential 2024 nominee, Noem came in behind Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, netting 11% of the vote to DeSantis' 43%. 

Noem also discussed the effects of the Biden administration's shutdown of the Keystone XL pipeline on her state, saying that overnight, jobs started to disappear. 

"We had families that had expanded their businesses, restaurants, hotels, gas stations preparing for the build that was going to happen on the pipeline," said Noem. "It's just the wrong policy. It's the wrong policy on energy; it's the wrong policy on safety for people in the environment. It's unfortunate that President (Joe) Biden did this just based on politics."

The current administration knows "they are walking a thin line when it comes keeping this democratic base together," she added. "They are just appeasing the far left of it right now hoping the moderates stick around, I guess."

Meanwhile, it is obvious following CPAC that Trump was with people who love him and believe in what he has done, and the overall straw poll that included him and put him in front with 55% of the respondents showed that, said Noem.

"The man followed through on everything that he campaigned on, and that's what they want in leaders today," she said. "They don't want leaders who stand up and talk and make promises. They want people of action, so I thought that straw poll was incredibly accurate placing him at the top, and I think he will continue to be a force in politics and policy here in the United States."

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