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Vice President Mike Pence will headline a rally Monday in Rapid City for the Republican nominee for governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem.

The rally will be at the West Jet Air Center, Hangar 4, 4160 Fire Station Road, Rapid City. Doors will open at 1 p.m., and attendees are expected to be in place by 3 p.m.

The impending visit by the vice president follows a fundraiser that President Donald Trump headlined for Noem in September in Sioux Falls, where more than $500,000 was raised.

Polling has indicated that Noem is in a close race with Democratic nominee Billie Sutton, who is trying to break a four-decade Republican lock on the governor's office. Libertarian nominee Kurt Evans is also on the ballot in Tuesday's election.

Thursday, the Argus Leader newspaper and KELO-TV, both of Sioux Falls, released poll results showing Noem leading Sutton 47 percent to 44 percent, with 8 percent undecided and Evans at 1 percent. The poll had a 4.5 percentage-point margin of error.

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The poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy between Oct. 29 and Oct. 31 with 500 likely voters and weighted geographically to reflect voter turnout by county.

An earlier poll by the same firm showed Noem and Sutton tied at 45 percent apiece.

Since the race for governor began with candidates who declared as early as 2016, more than $12 million has been raised in campaign contributions.

Noem, who is a member of the U.S. House, and Sutton, a state senator, each hope to succeed Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who is term-limited.

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