|U.S. Senate, South Dakota|
|Place of birth||Plankinton, South Dakota|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Issues
- 3 Elections
- 4 Media
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Bosworth is a doctor of internal medicine and owns the private medical practice, Meaningful Medicine.
Bosworth listed her ten point pledge on her campaign website. Here is an overview of her ten points.
- "Repeal Obamacare and replace it with a patient-centric, market based healthcare system that we can afford."
- "Stop out of control spending: cut, cap, and balance the federal budget."
- "Fight the intrusiveness of the federal government in all aspects of our lives."
- "Eliminate our current tax system and replace it with a FairTax."
- "Secure the Border. No Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants."
- "Protect and defend all Life and traditional marriage."
- "Fulfill our Constitutional responsibility to defend America."
- "Eliminate unnecessary and overly burdensome federal regulations to boost our economy and make America more competitive."
- "Protect our Constitutional right to bear arms."
- "Enact term limit legislation to go along with my personal pledge to serve only two terms."
|U.S. Senate, South Dakota Republican Primary, 2014|
|Source: Results via Associated Press|
Controversies and investigations
Failure to pay allegations
On May 7, 2014, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced he would look into the allegations that Bosworth failed to pay former employees the amount that they were owed. Leann Batiz, a nurse and one of six former employees who have said Bowsworth owes them money, wrote in a letter to state Rep. Steve Hickey, "After a few weeks of receiving $10 less an hour than I was paid as an RN, I started to have to beg for my paycheck every two weeks and she always 'negotiated' a lesser amount than I was owed."
Nominating petitions under review
On May 6, 2014, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced he would investigate nominating petitions submitted by Bosworth and Clayton Walker. The results of the investigation may not be announced until after the election.
Bosworth came under fire after a raffle to raise money for military families to take a fishing trip in Alaska. The raffle was run through Bosworth's non-profit, Preventive Health Strategies. PHS was raffling off 80 acres of farm land in South Dakota. However, the raffle never took place, and two people that purchased tickets for $1,000 each never saw their money. In February 2013, PHS sent the raffle ticket buyers a letter explaining the Defense Department changed the rules, and they could not use the money as planned. They offered a refund. One man, Nate Fluit, did not ask for a refund because he thought the money would still help troops. The raffle deadline was July 15, 2013, but the raffle did not sell the 500 tickets they aimed to. The raffle never took place, and Fluit called for his refund. Fluit was told he would receive his refund in the mail, but the check never came. In November 2013 the raffle was still being advertised by Bosworth on her Meaningful Medicine website, but the partner in the raffle, F.I.R.E. Missions, said they cut ties with Bosworth.
Bosworth's campaign manager, Nate Johnson, released a statement in November 2013. He said, "The issues related to Preventive Health Strategies are issues for the non-profit, and not the Bosworth for Senate campaign."
Bosworth held a press conference to condemn critics and the media for using hateful, misogynistic rhetoric to characterize her and other female candidates and politicians. She delivered her message in front of large signs featuring negative and profane words that people have called Bosworth during the campaign. During the conference Bosworth said, "The Democrats talk about a war on women, but much of what you see here is written by the supposedly tolerant liberals. They are hateful, they are hurtful and no person should have to endure it." The full press conference can be viewed here.
|Annette Bosworth (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$0.00||$50,229.06||$(21,506.90)||$28,722.16|
|Year-End||January 31, 2014||$28,722||$315,314||$(94,391)||$249,645|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$249,645.18||$772,326.66||$(673,539.43)||$348,432.41|
Bosworth has three children. She has also participated in medical mission trips to Haiti and the Philippines
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- SDSOS.gov, "Current Candidates for Primary Election," accessed May 6, 2014
- Associated Press, "South Dakota - Summary Vote Results," June 3, 2014
- Star Tribune, "South Dakota US Senate candidate Bosworth arrested, charged with violating election laws," June 5, 2014 (dead link)
- Bosworth for Senate, "Meet Annette," accessed May 28, 2014
- Bowsworth for Senate, "Issues," accessed November 25, 2013
- Keloland.com, "Bosworth Jumps Into U.S. Senate Race," accessed August 22, 2013
- Argus Leader, "Former employees continue to accuse Bosworth of not paying fully for work," accessed May 28, 2014
- Argus Leader, "Candidates Bosworth, Walker subject to legal probe," accessed May 28, 2014
- KDLT News, "Bosworth Land Raffle Being Questioned," accessed November 25, 2013
- KDLT, "Bosworth Responds To Land Raffle Story," accessed November 25, 2013
- The Washington Post, "U.S. Senate candidate stands in a room covered in sexist slurs to decry misogyny," accessed May 29, 2104
- Federal Election Commission, "Bosworth 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 25, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly", accessed November 25, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed February 14, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014