South Dakota Republicans are meeting to choose candidates for attorney general, lieutenant governor and other offices with the impeachment conviction and removal of Attorney General Jason Ravensborg hanging over the convention in Watertown.
Former Attorney General Marty Jackley and Division of Criminal Investigation Director David Natvig both want to be considered for the role.
Lt. Gov. Larry Rhoden, who is closely allied with Gov. Kristi Noem, faces a challenger from former House Speaker Steve Haugaard, who lost a primary campaign to Noem earlier this month.
Delegates also will choose their nominee for secretary of state and will try to forge a united platform after months of Capitol infighting.