FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN STEPHANIE HERSETH SANDLIN (D-SOUTH DAKOTA) - Stephanie Herseth Sandlin is an attorney who served as the Democratic U.S. Representative for South Dakota's at-large congressional district from 2004 until 2011. She was first elected to Congress in a special election in June 2004, and was re-elected three times before losing her seat in Congress to Republican Kristi Noem in 2010. She was the youngest female member of the House, and the first woman elected to the House of Representatives from South Dakota.
CONGRESSWOMAN KRISTI NOEM (R-SOUTH DAKOTA) - Rep.-elect Kristi Noem, R-S.D. speaks during a Republican news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. In an interview shortly after taking office Jan. 5, Noem said Tea Party activists already critical of their newly-elected lawmakers should simmer down, and "stay focused on the results we deliver." (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)
Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., speaks Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Pierre, S.D., to the South Dakota Senate. Noem, who was in the South Dakota House before being elected to Congress, says it's fun to visit South Dakota because state government gets things done much better than Congress does. (AP Photo/Chet Brokaw)
Rep. Kristi Noem, South Dakota Republican, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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