I've sent the following note to quite a few legislators and hopefuls. Some, without exception Democrats, have replied, saying they support Measure 13. No Republicans have yet replied. Here's the question:
Hi (name of Rep. or Sen.).
Do you support or oppose Initiated Measure 13 in next month's election? Why?
I surmise that those who support it largely are not afraid to say so, while those who oppose it are just sandbaggin', waiting until Nov. 3 to say, "I've always supported medical marijuana," or "I knew South Dakotans wouldn't accept medical marijuana."
It's easy to lead when you know the result in advance. When you don't, well....