Wismer is South Dakota's 1st female major party nominee for Governor
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - State Representative Susan Wismer's victory in the South Dakota Democratic primary has turned her into the state's first female nominee for governor from a major party.
Wismer won the Democratic nomination Tuesday to challenge incumbent Governor Dennis Daugaard
The accountant from Britton is critical of Daugaard and has a formidable challenge ahead after he took the GOP nomination with more than 80 percent of the vote.
Wismer says competition is good for state government but Democrats have been beaten down for a long time in South Dakota. She says some women on the campaign trail have told her they appreciate having a female candidate.
Women have been on the gubernatorial ballot in South Dakota before, but only with a third party.