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Larry Pressler

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Larry Pressler
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Former candidate for
U.S. Senate, South Dakota
PartyIndependent
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. Senate, South Dakota
1979-1997
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Dakota, 1964
Master'sHarvard University, 1966
J.D.Harvard University, 1971
OtherOxford University, 1964
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Personal
ProfessionFormer Member of Congress
Websites
Campaign website
Larry Pressler was a 2014 Independent candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from South Dakota. Larry Pressler lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

Pressler earned a J.D. in 1971 from Harvard Law School, a master's in public administration in 1966 from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, an Oxford Diploma in public and social administration as a Rhodes Scholar from Oxford University in 1964 and a B.A. in government from the University of South Dakota in 1964.

Pressler was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army and served two tours of combat duty in Vietnam. He was a member of the United States Congress representing South Dakota as Republican from 1975-1997. He served in the House from 1975-1979 and in the Senate from 1979-1997.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in South Dakota, 2014

Pressler ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing South Dakota.[2] Larry Pressler lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Election results

U.S. Senate, South Dakota General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rounds 50.4% 140,741
     Democratic Rick Weiland 29.5% 82,456
     Independent Larry Pressler 17.1% 47,741
     Independent Gordon Howie 3% 8,474
Total Votes 279,412
Source: South Dakota Secretary of State

Endorsements

Pressler was endorsed by the following:

  • Centrist Project[3]
  • Retired FBI agent John Good[4]

Media


Pressler for Senate, "American Hustle."

Pressler for Senate, "Independent Honesty."

"Pressler for Senate, "Walter Cronkite on Larry Pressler."

Pressler for Senate, "Pressler, Reagan, and Clinton."

Pressler for Senate, "30 Second Bio."

"Pressler for Senate, "Why Larry Pressler is Running as an Independent."

Polls

Rounds v. Weiland v. Pressler v. Howie
Poll Mike Rounds Rick WeilandLarry PresslerGordon HowieUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Monmouth University Poll
Oct. 24-27, 2014
45%31%19%1%4%+/-4.7429
NBC News/Marist Poll
Oct. 24, 2014
43%29%16%3%9%+/-3.6730
Mason-Dixon Polling & Research
Oct. 20-23, 2014
42%33%13%2%10%+/-3.5800
Harper Polling
Oct. 18-20, 2014
48%24%24%3%12%+/-4.38500
Harper Polling
Oct. 9-11, 2014
37%33%23%5%2%+/-3.9630
Survey USA
Oct. 1-4, 2014
35%28%32%3%2%+/-4616
Public Policy Polling
Sept. 29-30, 2014
35%28%24%8%5%+/-3.7703
NBP/NPN
Sept. 21-25, 2014
39%26%24%4%7%+/-3.24647
AVERAGES 40.5% 29% 21.88% 3.63% 6.38% +/-3.88 631.88
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Rounds v. Weiland v. Pressler v. Howie v. Walker
Poll Mike Rounds Rick WeilandLarry PresslerGordon HowieClayton WalkerUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Survey USA
May 6- May 10, 2014
44%30%17%3%2%5%+/-4.5504
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Rounds v. Weiland v. Pressler v. Howie
Poll Mike Rounds Rick WeilandLarry PresslerGordon HowieMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
April 30- May 1, 2014
38%28%15%4%+/-3.6745
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Mike Rounds vs. Rick Weiland
Poll Mike Rounds Rick WeilandSomeone elseUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports (February 25-26, 2014)
51%31%6%11%+/-4.5500
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Pressler's reports.[5]

Personal

Pressler and his wife, Harriet, have one daughter, Laura, and four grandchildren.[1]

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