GOP Sen. John Thune to run for reelection

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South Dakota Sen John Thune announced on Saturday That he plans to run for re-election to the US Senate.

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Why this matters: Second Ranking Senate Republicans were contemplating retirement, according to the New York Times, setting off turmoil among GOP members, who see Thune as a possible successor to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

what is he saying: “South Dakota is the best state in the country to live, work and raise a family in, and I have been consistently humbled by the support and trust its people have given me over the years,” Thune said.

  • “Every time I’ve asked South Dakotans for an opportunity to represent them in Congress, I’ve done so because I did whatever I could to make their lives — and their way of life — safer, stronger, and more prosperous.” , that was the original desire to do it.”
  • “South Dakota deserves a strong and effective senator who can deliver the results expected,” he said.
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Editor’s Note: This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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