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Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)

Conference Chairman


Biography
Political Highlights: S.D. Republican Party executive director, 1989-91; S.D. railroad director, 1991-93; U.S. House, 1997-2003; Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, 2002; U.S. Senate, 2005-present
Born: Jan. 7, 1961; Pierre, S.D.
Residence: Sioux Falls
Religion: Protestant
Family: Wife, Kimberley Thune; two children
Education: Biola U., B.S. 1983; U. of South Dakota, M.B.A. 1984
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Conservation, Forestry & Natural Resources; Jobs, Rural Economic Growth & Energy Innovation; Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Food & Agricultural Research); Commerce, Science & Transportation; Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness; Taxation & IRS Oversight)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2010generalJohn Thune (R) 227,947100.0
2004generalJohn Thune (R) 197,84850.6
Tom Daschle (D) 193,34049.4
2002generalTim Johnson (D) 167,48149.6
John Thune (R) 166,95749.5
Kurt Evans (LIBERT) 3,0700.9
2000generalJohn Thune (R) 231,08373.4
Curt Hohn (D) 78,32124.9
Brian Lerohl (LIBERT) 5,3571.7
1998generalJohn Thune (R) 194,15775.1
Jeff Moser (D) 64,43324.9
1996generalJohn Thune (R) 186,39357.7
Rick Weiland (D) 119,54737.0
Stacey Nelson (REF) 10,3973.2
Kurt Evans (I) 6,8662.1
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: SD-A)
 
Favored Republican


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37th

South Dakota is 37th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

28,370

Twitter Followers (@senjohnthune)

43rd

Sen. John Thune has the 43rd most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.









Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.