Campaign Update - Should we have a secure border?
May 10, 2022

Taffy Howard for Congress

Dear Fellow Patriot,

Should we have a secure border?

Ronald Reagan gave the best answer: “A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.”

No matter how much Biden and the Democrats don’t want to believe it… we are a nation of LAWS.

And it’s VITAL that we secure our southern border, so we can stem the tide of drug smuggling, human trafficking, and sex trafficking that is happening all along the Southern border.

And even worse, the crime and gang violence that comes across our border DOES make it all the way up to South Dakota, as we’ve seen!

How could it not when border agents had 2 million encounters with unauthorized migrants in 2021?1

And since the Biden administration plans to end Title 42, a Trump-era regulation that was stemming the tide of illegal immigrants flooding into a country…

This problem is only going to get worse over the coming year!

On such a vital issue like this, South Dakotans deserve a UNITED conservative front against the Left’s desire to open the border completely and release the floodgates of crime into our communities.

That’s why it’s been so hard to watch Rep. Dusty Johnson vote against Trump’s border security measures again and again.

Sure, he’s talked a big game on border security since Biden became President…

But when it really mattered…

Dusty joined prominent Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez THREE times to block funding for the border wall!

In early 2019, Dusty voted TWICE for a measure to end Trump’s national emergency and cut the border wall funding.2

Thankfully, the Democrats weren’t able to override President Trump’s veto. And the border wall was partially built.

Then, again in late 2019, the Democrats and Dusty voted to end Trump’s national emergency and halt the building of the border wall.

Dusty joined them AGAIN to vote against a strong southern border!3

South Dakotans need a true conservative in Congress who has the backbone to stand up to the Democrats and secure our southern border no matter how many names the Left will call them.

Dusty Johnson has proved time and time again that he is not that person.

Sure, he has talked about securing the border…

But when it came time to VOTE in favor of Trump’s border wall, Dusty Johnson sided with the Democrats.


I fully support building a wall.

And I believe we need to improve our immigration policies to stop the invasion going on at our southern border.

As I travel around South Dakota, most everyday citizens I meet think these solutions to our border crisis are common sense.

And if I know anything… it’s that the Washington, D.C. Swamp could use some South Dakota common sense!

That’s why I need your support today to defeat Dusty Johnson on June 7th and ensure there’s a voice fighting for a STRONG southern border!

Will you consider chipping in to my campaign to keep the Biden administration from opening the floodgates of crime and drugs at our southern border?

We need to put up strong numbers before the June 7th primary elections and that means keeping up with the $5,800 donations flooding into Dusty Johnson’s campaign from the establishment. If you can donate $5,800 today, that would give us a massive boost towards a win!

For most hard-working South Dakotans $5,800 is way out of reach. For some a smaller donation of $3,600, $2,500, or $1,000 is more possible and would give our numbers a big bump.

For many others, $750, $500, or $250 today sounds more like it. We need your help to defeat Dusty Johnson and take a strong voice for border security to Washington!

For most, $100, $75, or $50 is possible. If you can dig deep before the June 7th primary election, this kind of donation helps us spread our message far and wide!

And for some, $35 or maybe $25 is all that’s possible today. It’s small donations like these from everyday South Dakotans that have been fueling our campaign since the beginning.

The bottom line is I need your help to make sure we have a STRONG conservative voice in Washington come November!

We can’t have South Dakota’s only representative in the House voting with the Democrats.

So will you consider chipping in to our campaign right now? Thank you so much for your support.


Rep. Taffy Howard
Candidate for U.S. Congress, South Dakota

P.S. If you think securing our southern border is important, then the election on June 7th is VITAL.

I’m facing an opponent who has voted with Democrats to block Trump’s border wall funding THREE different times.

If you’re concerned about the crime, drugs, and trafficking happening at our southern border, I need your support today. With your help, I can take our South Dakota common sense to Washington and help secure our southern border.

Will you consider making a generous contribution ahead of this important June 7th primary deadline?

1 2H.J.R. 46, Roll Call 94, Feb. 26, 2019 | H.J.R. 46, Roll Call 127, Mar. 26, 2019 3Clerk of the United States House — S.J.R. 54, Roll Call 553, Sept. 27, 2019