South Dakota Sen. Thune to endorse Romney
November 23rd, 2011
07:30 AM ET
2 years ago

South Dakota Sen. Thune to endorse Romney

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota will endorse Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Iowa on Wednesday.

The endorsement is set to be announced as the former Massachusetts governor campaigns in Des Moines, according to Dave Kochel, Romney's top strategist in Iowa.

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Inhofe to back Perry
August 24th, 2011
04:53 PM ET
3 years ago

Inhofe to back Perry

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma plans to endorse Gov. Rick Perry in his bid for the White House, his office confirmed to CNN Wednesday.

"I called Rick Perry a year ago and told him, 'If you're running for president, I'll be the first to endorse you,'" Inhofe said at the Tulsa Press Club, according to the Tulsa World. "I'm going to be that person on Monday."
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Thune leaves V.P. door open
July 31st, 2011
01:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Thune leaves V.P. door open

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. John Thune isn't ready to rule out the No. 2 spot on the GOP presidential ticket in 2012.

When asked Sunday if he would consider the vice presidency, the South Dakota senator said, "I don't think you rule any options out in politics."
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Congress members swap hill hallways for the basketball court
March 31st, 2011
03:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Congress members swap hill hallways for the basketball court

Washington (CNN) Members of Congress took to the courts Wednesday night in a Georgetown University Law Center sponsored charity basketball game against the "Hoya Lawya" law faculty.

The 24th annual "Home Court" game raised over $400,000 for the Washington Legal Clinic for the homeless, according to event chair Jill Collins.
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Thune will not seek GOP presidential nomination
February 22nd, 2011
12:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Thune will not seek GOP presidential nomination

Washington (CNN) - After months of speculation, Sen. John Thune, R-South Dakota, told supporters Tuesday that he will not seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 and instead will focus his time and efforts on Capitol Hill.

Thune released a joint statement with his wife, Kimberley, on his Facebook page shortly after noon saying that, for now, he needs to be in the Senate.
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2012ers hit the road
February 20th, 2011
07:05 PM ET
3 years ago

2012ers hit the road

(CNN) – As the presidential waiting game continues, potential 2012 GOP candidates are off on various travels this week.

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday to meet with state and area Republicans in the early caucus state.
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Thune beats back on Daniels' call for 'truce'
February 17th, 2011
09:12 AM ET
3 years ago

Thune beats back on Daniels' call for 'truce'

Washington (CNN) - South Dakota Sen. John Thune is mixing it up with fellow potential presidential candidate Mitch Daniels, telling the Christian Broadcasting Network Wednesday that social issues should not be minimized over the course of the Republican presidential primary process.

The comments come in response to Daniels, the Indiana governor and possible White House candidate, who has controversially called for a temporary "truce" on social issues while America deals with its pressing economic problems. Daniels, the former budget director under President Bush, is known for his fiscal conservatism and economic credentials but has spoken little on issues like abortion and same-sex marriage.
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Thune still flirting with presidential bid
February 16th, 2011
09:58 AM ET
3 years ago

Thune still flirting with presidential bid

Washington (CNN) - South Dakota Sen. John Thune appears to be still very much flirting with the possibility of running for president despite overwhelming speculation he is more likely to instead set his sights on increasing his rank among the Senate Republican leadership.

In an interview with the National Review posted online Wednesday, Thune suggested he might be the best GOP candidate to matchup against President Obama.
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Thune gives few 2012 hints
February 11th, 2011
02:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Thune gives few 2012 hints

Washington (CNN) - He took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference to chants of 'Run John, Run," but Sen. John Thune gave the crowd of eager conservative activists in Washington few hints on whether he will mount a bid for the White House.

The South Dakota Republican did however compare himself to some other likely presidential candidates, noting he caries a decidedly lower profile and may already be a step behind the process of getting his name out.
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Thune 'coming to final stages' of 2012 decision
February 11th, 2011
01:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Thune 'coming to final stages' of 2012 decision

Washington (CNN) - South Dakota Sen. John Thune told reporters Friday that Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl's decision to retire - a move that will shake up the ranks of Republican leadership in the Senate - has "not really" changed his thinking about a possible presidential bid.

But, he acknowledged, "things are changing all the time" that could influence his decision-making process.
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