Jackley asked only Noem to sign pledge

State Attorney General Marty Jackley made news the other day when he issued a clean-campaign pledge to U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem in their fight over the Republican nomination for governor in the 2018 primary.

But his campaign manager confirmed this morning that Jackley didn’t send the pledge to two other Republicans or the Democrat who also are seeking their respective parties’ nominations for governor.

Jason Glodt said it wasn’t mailed to Republicans Terry LaFleur and former state Rep. Lora Hubbel or to Democratic Senate leader Billie Sutton.

“Marty did participate in the annual DWU (Dakota Wesleyan University) Civic Engagement Forum with LaFluer and Hubbel the same day and neither brought up the Pledge,” Glodt said by email this morning.

Noem declined to sign the pledge, calling it a campaign stunt.

Noem and Sutton didn’t participate in the Mitchell forum Tuesday.