Rick Weiland

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Rick Weiland
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Former candidate for
U.S. Senate, South Dakota
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
AppointedRegion VIII Director for FEMA
Appointed byBill Clinton
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Dakota
Websites
Campaign website
Rick Weiland was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from South Dakota.[1] Rick Weiland lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

Weiland graduated from the University of South Dakota. While in college, he worked on Tom Daschle’s first congressional campaign in 1978 and continued working for him until 1996 when Weiland ran for Congress. He has served as FEMA regional director, the state director for the AARP and COO and CEO for the International Code Council, which is the nation’s leading advocate for uniform building codes and building safety. He and his wife also operate a restaurant in downtown Sioux Falls.[2]

Issues

===On The Issues Vote Match

Rick Weiland's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Weiland is a Liberal Populist. Weiland received a score of 50 percent on social issues and 23 percent on economic issues.[3]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[4]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Unknown Keep God in the public sphere Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Favors
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Strongly Favors
Note: Information last updated: April 19, 2015.[3] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

Elections

2014

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

Weiland ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing South Dakota. Weiland ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 3, 2014.[1] Rick Weiland lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Weiland did not receive support from Harry Reid and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, despite being the only registered Democratic in the race. When asked about Weiland, Reid said, "“He’s not my choice."[5]

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

Weiland was endorsed by the following:

  • The Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association[6]
  • Council for a Livable World[7]
  • Democracy For America[7]
  • National Nurses United[7]
  • Sierra Club[7]
  • United Auto Workers[7]

Media


Rick Weiland, "Take It Back."

Rick Weiland, "Everywhere Man."

Rick Weiland, "Starting Over."

Rick Weiland, "Bring On The Road."

Rick Weiland, "Incredibly Fast 1."

Rick Weiland, "Incredibly Fast 2."

Rick Weiland, "David vs. Goliath."

Rick Weiland, "Coffee at Kairos."

Rick Weiland, "Auction."

Rick Weiland, "Hard Work."

Rick Weiland, "Abacus."

Rick Weiland, "Headlines."

Rick Weiland, "Showing Up."

Rick Weiland, "Big Wheel."

Rick Weiland, "South Dakota."

Rick Weiland, "Rest of Us."

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 Weiland's reports.[8]

Personal

Rick lives in Sioux Falls with his wife Stacy. They have five children and welcomed their first grandchild last year.[2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Hill, "SD Senate candidate: Reid and DSCC ‘will come around’," accessed December 11, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rick Weiland, "Meet," accessed May 28, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 On The Issues, "Rick Weiland Vote Match," accessed April 19, 2015
  4. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers.
  5. Politico, "Harry Reid, Tom Daschle feud over S.D. Senate seat," accessed September 19, 2014
  6. Rapid City Journal, "Tribal leaders endorse Rick Weiland's Senate bid," accessed October 21, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Project VoteSmart, "Richard 'Rick' P. Weiland's Ratings and Endorsements," accessed October 21, 2014
  8. Federal Election Commission, "Weiland 2014 Summary reports," accessed May 13, 2014
  9. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed February 14, 2014
  10. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed February 14, 2014
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed February 14, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed June 18, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014