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Noem is in her 4th and final term as the at-large representative for South Dakota. She sits on the Ways and Means Committee, and is a member of the Republican Study Committee. Noem holds a current score of 65% (58% lifetime) from Heritage Action. In what was once a strong state for Democrats, Noem has moved South Dakota politics to the right. That’s to her credit, and it may be a strength for her as governor. On the other hand, it’s wise not to let the good be the enemy of the best – and Noem is, too often, a reliable RINO vote on issues like farm bill reform. Her successor can and should do better.