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NOEM HOPES TO BE NEXT SOUTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR

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U.S. Rep. Kristy Noem says she won’t seek a fifth term in Congress because she will instead run to become the first female governor in South Dakota history.

Noem said in a video Monday she’s keeping a promise not to make Congress a career, and instead will return home to run for governor.

In the meantime, she says she’s looking forward to helping enact tax reform, replacing Obamacare, enacting a new farm bill and reducing government.

Although she didn’t say it, Noem’s announcement may have been forced by a campaign finance ballot issue approved last week.

Once effective, the measure will prevent Noem from transferring her substantial leftover congressional campaign cash to an account for a governor’s run, which would mean forfeiting a huge advantage.