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Jackley, Mickelson Introduced as 2018 “Candidates for Governor”

Neither has formally declared a bid.

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Zach C. Cohen
April 4, 2016, 10:55 a.m.

At Au­rora County Re­pub­lic­an Party’s an­nu­al Lin­coln Day fun­draiser, “event em­cee Duane Wolbrink in­tro­duced” state At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Marty Jackley (R) and state Rep. Mark Mick­el­son (R) “as ‘can­did­ates for gov­ernor’ in 2018.”

“Both Re­pub­lic­ans let Wolbrink’s in­tro­duc­tion slide by without men­tion dur­ing their re­spect­ive speeches, but later re­it­er­ated they had not form­ally an­nounced any in­ten­tions to run in 2018 when Gov. Den­nis Daugaard’s (R) second and fi­nal term ex­pires.”

Jackley, after their speeches: “I get in­tro­duced a lot of dif­fer­ent ways. … I think AG some­times stands for ‘As­pir­ing Gov­ernor.’” He also said: “We’ve made no form­al an­nounce­ments yet, but I’m cer­tainly openly in­dic­at­ing we’re lay­ing ground­work. … I mean, I’m at Lin­coln Day din­ners and I’m termed out.”

Mick­el­son: “That’s what you get for not writ­ing your own bio.” (Mitchell Daily Re­pub­lic)

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