John Thune Not Running for President in 2012

By: Tuesday February 22, 2011 12:31 pm

John Thune (R-SD) has been rather publicly examining a potential 2012 presidential run for a while, but today, the Republican Senator announced he will not seek the nomination. Thune was viewed as the preferred choice among several party insiders and therefore a “legitimate candidate,” despite the fact that early polling had him trailing most other [...]

Election Day Today! (Sort Of)

By: Tuesday September 28, 2010 1:00 pm

Technically, today is sort of election day in Ohio, Vermont, Georgia, South Dakota, and Iowa, given that voters can start voting in person for the midterm elections. Vote by mail ballots are being mailed out today in Ohio, and this is the first day individuals can vote early in person. There is also one week [...]

SD Sen: Thune 100, Democracy 0

By: Monday July 12, 2010 6:31 pm

South Dakota Republican Senator John Thune will run for re-election completely unopposed this year. Not only did Democrats fail to recruit anyone to run but no independent or third-party candidate stepped up to the challenge, either. From the “Argus Leader”: Republican Sen. John Thune has ratcheted back his fundraising efforts in South Dakota and basically [...]

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