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  U.S. Senate: Senators Home > Senator John Thune
John was reelected to a second term by the largest margin in South Dakota history.
Thune then honored his 1996 campaign pledge to serve only three terms in the House of Representatives.
John and his wife Kimberley live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where their two daughters, Brittany and Larissa, attend public school.
www.senate.gov /pagelayout/senators/one_item_and_teasers/thune.htm   (489 words)

  
  John Thune - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is the junior U.S. Senator from the state of South Dakota.
Born in Pierre, South Dakota and raised in Murdo, South Dakota, Thune graduated from the Christian evangelical Biola University in 1983, and received an MBA from the University of South Dakota in 1984.
In 1996, Thune was elected to South Dakota's seat in the United States House of Representatives; he won reelection in 1998 and in 2000 was reelected with over 70% of the vote.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Thune   (798 words)

  
 John Thune - Congresspedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Born January 7, 1961 in Pierre, South Dakota and raised in Murdo, South Dakota, Thune graduated from the Christian evangelical Biola University in 1983, and received an MBA from the University of South Dakota in 1984.
Thune ran for the Senate again two years later; on November 2, 2004, Thune defeated Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle with 51% of the vote in the 2004 senatorial elections.
Thune made news again when it was found out he would be voting against John Bolton for the position of United Stated Ambassador to the United Nations.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=John_Thune   (1712 words)

  
 Transcript for September 19 - Meet the Press, online at MSNBC - MSNBC.com
THUNE:  I think the intelligence was clear and that is that he had--he could build missiles.  He had, you know, developing nuclear capability based on all the intelligence we had at the time.  I think it was a threat to the United States.  It was a more immediate threat to that region of the world.
THUNE:  Well, I think we've all concluded since, you know, the--we've gone into Iraq and a lot of the things that have been discovered since that time, that some of the intelligence was--the sourcing was weak and some of the information that we had was, perhaps, not as accurate as it should have been.
THUNE:  Well, you know, but the truth of the matter is, these are colleagues of Tom in the United States Senate who have made the very same point, and that is that this is a guy who continually is the chief obstructionist who stands in the way of the agenda.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6030941   (4517 words)

  
 Sen. Thune Won't Seek GOP Campaign Post, South Dakota Sen. John Thune Says He Won't Seek Republican ...
John Thune, who upset some Republicans last month when he suggested that GOP candidates distance themselves from President Bush on Iraq, has decided he won't seek the job of leading the Senate Republican campaign effort in 2008.
Thune, who was considered a front-runner for the post, said the job would involve too much travel and time away from his family.
Thune later said his remarks were taken out of context and backed away from the comments, saying he supports Bush and the war.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/08/07/ap/politics/mainD8JBLO680.shtml   (349 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Thune to challenge Senate Minority Leader Daschle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
John Thune, left, and President Bush wave to the crowd at a rally in 2002.
Thune's decision punctuates a period of tumult in South Dakota politics.
Thune, who served in the House from 1997-2003, said he concluded he could make a bigger difference in the Senate.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2004-01-06-thune-daschle_x.htm   (591 words)

  
 Michelle Malkin: BOLTONBLOGGING: ANOTHER REPUBLICAN BOLTS
Thune says his opposition is payback for the Pentagon's recommendation to close Ellsworth Air Force Base.
John Thune, R-S.D., said Thursday that he would vote against the nomination of John Bolton to be ambassador to the United Nations, hinting his vote is a protest against the Pentagon's recommendation to close Ellsworth Air Force Base.
John Thune is a loyal Republican who is attempting to take care of his constituents.
michellemalkin.com /archives/002581.htm   (527 words)

  
 ARCHIVE - JOHN THUNE VISITS CHEYENNE RIVER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Thune’s visit was to listen and learn from the Tribal Chairman, the Tribal Council, Education Administrators and the public.
Thune also stated that water and transportation are critical and necessary components for infrastructure and economic development for the Tribe.
Thune plans to visit the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation sometime this year during his campaign trail and will take serious note of all that was discussed regarding the tribal issues.
www.sioux.org /archive_thune_visits_chey_riv.html   (372 words)

  
 Friends of John Thune
Thune Announces Funding for South Dakota Projects in Agriculture Appropriations Bill
We had a great July meeting in Washington, DC with Heartland Values PAC and were glad to welcome a number of Senators, former White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer and former Attorney General John Ashcroft.
We had over 50 guests in town for the event and I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet with so many old and new friends and engage in some important discussions.
www.johnthune.com   (433 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: The South Dakota Senate Race -- John Thune Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
John Thune is a product of the plains of South Dakota west of the Missouri River, where the population, which is never very thick, becomes even sparser.
Thune attended college and business school at the University of South Dakota and after graduating landed a job with Sen. Jim Abdnor, a Republican he had befriended years earlier.
Thune headed to Washington in 1985 to work with Abdnor until the Senator was defeated the next year by then-Congressman Tom Daschle.
www.pbs.org /search/newshour/redir/http://www.pbs.org/newshour/vote2002/races/sd_thune.html   (660 words)

  
 Remarks by the Vice President at a Reception for John Thune
John has dedicated his career to serving the people of South Dakota, from his days as a railroad director, to his three terms in the House of Representatives.
He said, "I don't want to use that terminology." John Kerry has embraced the strategy of the 1990s, which holds that when we are attacked, we ought to round up the guilty parties and put them on trial.
John, we know that this is a stance you've supported, as well.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2004/03/20040309-3.html   (2555 words)

  
 Concerned Women for America - Sen. John Thune’s Spiritual Journey
The election of Sen. John Thune (R) over Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle marked the first time in 52 years that a Senate party leader lost his or her seat.
Thune believes his journey to Senate membership gives him the opportunity to be a light on Capitol Hill and to fulfill his God-given calling.
Thune’s speech was sponsored by the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship, which is an interdenominational, nonpartisan ministry to those serving on Capitol Hill.
cwfa.org /articledisplay.asp?id=8629&department=BLI&categoryid=reports   (586 words)

  
 Definition of John Thune
John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is one of the U.S. senators from the state of South Dakota.
Born in Pierre, South Dakota, Thune graduated from Biola University in 1983, and received an MBA from the University of South Dakota in 1984.
Thune supported term limits and promised to serve no more than three terms in the House.
www.wordiq.com /definition/John_Thune   (255 words)

  
 Thune goes own way, not Bush's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Thune’s boldest move yet is his not-too-subtle signal that he will oppose the nomination of John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations to protest the administration’s decision to close Ellsworth Air Force Base, the state’s second largest employer.
Thune may soon find himself clashing with the administration on a bill to reduce trade barriers with five Central American countries and the Dominican Republic because of its effect on sugar-beet growers.
Thune is planning to offer an amendment to the defense authorization bill with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) to extend child care coverage for children who lose a parent on active military duty.
hillnews.com /thehill/export/TheHill/News/Frontpage/060905/thune.html   (875 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Source: Thune political announcement to come soon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Last month, Thune said he would not be a candidate for his old job — the U.S. House seat now held by Republican Rep. Bill Janklow.
Thune, 42, said several times in 2003 that any announcement about his political future would be after the first of the year.
Thune, who served in the House from 1998-2002, was lobbied by President Bush to run for the Senate in 2002 and lost by 524 votes to Democrat Tim Johnson, South Dakota's junior senator.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2004-01-04-thune-announce_x.htm   (548 words)

  
 ATR | Thune’s Record Pro-Taxpayer, Daschle's hostile to Taxpayers
WASHINGTON – Senate nominee John Thune, former Congressman, was applauded by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), the nation’s leading taxpayer group, for his outstanding Congressional record and commitment to the taxpayers of South Dakota.
Thune is running against incumbent Tom Daschle (D) for the U.S. Senate.
Thune has received ATR’s seal of approval in the past as a “Hero of the Taxpayer” while he was U.S. Representative from 1996 to 2000.
www.atr.org /content/html/2004/sep/PR-ThuneSD-9-28-04.htm   (403 words)

  
 DSCC : After Touting That His Political Connections to White House Would Keep South Dakota Air Base Open, Thune Flip ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Thune said, "It puts Ellsworth in a lot stronger position than having someone who's going to be in the minority and someone who doesn't have a relationship with the president of the U.S." [AP, 4/16/2004]
While campaigning for John Thune is Rapid City, SD, Senator Bill Frist told reporters that "he would take Thune's counsel in recommending his two members to the commission." He later claimed that electing Thune to Senate would actually be more beneficial to the future of Ellsworth than keeping then-Minority Leader Tom Daschle in office.
John Thune will have the ear of the President and the Republicans who will nominate seven members of the nine-member base closure commission.
www.dscc.org /news/sd/20050516_thune   (847 words)

  
 John Thune (R): Race At A Glance 2002
John Thune has a long record of voting against protecting the environmental health of South Dakota.
LCV determined that the environment was an issue that moved independents and swing Democrats in the southeastern region of the state.
In a poll conducted by the Mellman Group in May, the top two messages that struck these voters were Thune's opposition to cleaning up 161 polluted bodies of water in South Dakota, and his vote against safer arsenic standards for drinking water.
www.lcv.org /campaigns/dirty-dozen/john-thune-r-race-at-a-glance-2002.html   (350 words)

  
 Sibby Online: John Thune is voting for Referred Law 6
In a previous post I compared John Thune and Sam Brownback’s on the life issue.
Thune said the ban is in keeping with his anti-abortion philosophy and voting record.
"John Thune, like other South Dakotans, needs an education that there is a provision for the victims of rape and incest," Unruh said.
sibbyonline.blogs.com /sibbyonline/2006/10/john_thune_is_v.html   (685 words)

  
 Thune Says He'd Distance Himself From Bush, Sen. John Thune of S.D. Says He'd Distance Himself From ...
Thune, a conservative who rarely breaks with the GOP or Bush, said Wednesday that if he were up for re-election this year, he'd adopt a different strategy.
Thune is a leading contender to head the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which recruits and helps finance Senate candidates, in the 2008 election cycle.
Thune said Republicans facing election should emphasize their differences with opponents on issues such as national security, which usually favor Republicans.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/07/19/ap/politics/mainD8IV6DF81.shtml   (578 words)

  
 Irregular Times Rating and Contact Information for Senator John Thune of SD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Senator John Thune failed to vote "NO" against the Tyranny Act, S. Senator Thune swore a solemn oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.
Senator John Thune cast a recklessly anticonstitutional "YES" vote to pass the Tyranny Act, S. Senator Thune swore a solemn oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.
Rather, Senator Thune cravenly accepted the bizarre notion that a man with an anti-constitutional record, and who is unwilling to share his point of view regarding the constitution, is worthy of being elevated to the position of Chief Justice.
www.irregularbin.com /senate/senThuneSD.html   (2863 words)

  
 The changing John Thune - Argus Leader Online Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
When John Thune ran for congress he said he would not be for any pork in the budget, not even for South Dakota since that is what it would take to balance the budget.
John was on the audit committee so it was his job to check those things.
In Thunes' defense, he is occupied in VA working on his wardrobe....shopping for a new pair of flip flops, I believe.
www.argusleaderonline.com /forum/showthread.php?p=130906#post130906   (1296 words)

  
 John Thune News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
John Thune News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
South Dakota Sen. John Thune has been hard at work on the Republican campaign trail in recent months, despite passing on his party's top fundraising job earlier this year.
United States Senator John Thune is currently seeking intelligent, hard-working college students to serve in his Washington, DC; Sioux Falls; Rapid City; and Aberdeen offices as interns.
www.topix.net /us-senate/john-thune   (741 words)

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