During his remarks at the meeting Saturday of the South Dakota Republican Party central committee (with 31 of 66 counties represented), Gov. Dennis Daugaard said the goals in the 2016 election cycle for the party’s core operations were to reduce expenses and build reserves to help Republican candidates running in 2018. During the past two election cycles, first under Craig Lawrence and then under Pam Roberts, the party’s debt was eliminated and there reportedly is more than $200,000 that will carry over to the new chairmanship of Dan Lederman. Daugaard said there needs to be a third emphasis: grassroots organization. Lederman likely will bring an increased social-media involvement to the party’s image as well. He was on Twitter shortly after the results of the voting Saturday that saw him win 73-53 over Roberts.