Candidates drop out, state legislative ballot spots to be filled

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The South Dakota Republican State Convention wrapped up over the weekend in Pierre and it ended with two more spots on the November state legislative ballot to be filled, with candidates dropping out.
New candidates have to be picked by the second Tuesday in August by vote of county party central committee members who reside in those districts.

District 29 House candidate Larry Rhoden, now the Republican lieutenant governor nominee, is listed on the Secretary of State's website as having withdrawn from that race last Thursday.
Thomas Brunner remains on the ballot for the Republicans.
And in District 30, State Senate candidate Lance Russell made a run for the attorney general nomination and is listed as having withdrawn from the State Senate race on Friday.
Russell defeated Bruce Rampelberg and Patricia Shiery in the primary earlier this month.