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John Thune - number two Senate GOP leader
and likely successor to current Republican
leader Mitch McConnell - announces run
for reelection this year

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Posted By: Imright, 1/8/2022 5:58:23 PM

The number two Senate GOP leader John Thune has announced he is running for reelection this year.The South Dakota senator - and likely successor to Republican leader Mitch McConnell - announced his run for reelection on Twitter on Saturday, putting an end an end to recent speculation over his political future.'I've always promised that I would do the work, even when it was hard, uncomfortable, or unpopular,' Thune said in a statement posted on Twitter. 'That work continues, which is why after careful consideration and prayer, and with the support of my family, I'm asking South Dakotans for the opportunity to continue serving them in the US Senate.'

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird 1/8/2022 6:14:08 PM (No. 1032563)
Part of McConnell’s Praetorian Guard. Put him against a beige wall and he disappears.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney 1/8/2022 6:59:18 PM (No. 1032595)
Thune will stab everyone in the back, as he is a Rino. I hope he has primary opposition.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter 1/8/2022 7:10:27 PM (No. 1032605)
Only rino Bush globalists are ever considered for leadership positions. Therefore, nothing ever changes and that has been the plan for a very long time. New party.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 1/8/2022 8:10:29 PM (No. 1032633)
Only Fightin' Roy Blunt has been a more dynamic and energetic Senate leader than Fearsome John Thune. Fightin' Roy usually takes all the oxygen out of a room - - but when he leaves - - Fearsome John will have the field to himself. Fearsome John will make the demonrats tremble in fear - - he'll dominate the airwaves - - the cable waves - - and the permanent waves. His eloquence - - his powerful writing - - and his brilliant strategic thinking - - will bring a glorious new day to America. I couldn't possibly be more excited than I am! You were great, Fightin' Roy - - but now Fearsome John is The Man!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kate318 1/8/2022 8:25:22 PM (No. 1032641)
Ugh…spare me. I clenched my teeth and registered as a Republican so I could vote in my state primaries, and to be more active in local politics. But, it’s this same old, same old from the GOP that really disgusts me.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Stencil 1/8/2022 8:32:32 PM (No. 1032646)
What fresh Hell is this?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ketchuplover 1/8/2022 8:34:27 PM (No. 1032648)
I guess we'll see Kristi Noem's true colors if she endorses him or a conservative rival.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Penney 1/8/2022 9:04:04 PM (No. 1032671)
Another GOP lemon? This pattern is ridiculous!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: nina584 1/8/2022 9:49:48 PM (No. 1032694)
Worthless and a back stabber
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Reply 10 - Posted by: J. Arthur Brown 1/8/2022 9:56:14 PM (No. 1032703)
When has John Thune done or said anything whatsoever of substance? We don't need another Chamber of Commerce gofer.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mauigirl 1/8/2022 11:55:03 PM (No. 1032733)
Any suggestions who should primary him?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 1/9/2022 1:53:47 AM (No. 1032754)
Thune is no good.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: MissMolly 1/9/2022 4:01:10 AM (No. 1032774)
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Reply 14 - Posted by: WesternTradition 1/9/2022 4:45:19 AM (No. 1032779)
Why must we have another damned RINO again?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Periwinkel 1/9/2022 5:53:42 AM (No. 1032811)
The Undertaker Returns and will seek re-election!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: 49 Ford 1/9/2022 6:32:18 AM (No. 1032820)
#14, it's because men like McConnell and Thune are best positioned to win a majority of the votes of their GOP Senate colleagues. Not likely that a Tom Cotton or a Josh Hawley could pull that off. We should know by now that strong conservatives are a minority among the House and Senate GOP delegations.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DCGIRL 1/9/2022 6:52:11 AM (No. 1032836)
Hope Thune is primaried out.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Come And Take It 1/9/2022 7:32:22 AM (No. 1032844)
RINO puke. Things will never change with the Republican party. Sick of hearing how we can't have a new party. Watch what happens when the Republicans get control of Congress in 2022. Suddenly, they will get amnesia about all they promised to do, and for the next two years they will work mightily towards losing the elections in 2024.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: 49 Ford 1/9/2022 10:22:43 AM (No. 1033005)
You can start a new party, # 18, but it will wither and die just as all third parties do. And GOP control of congress might stymie some of the worst excesses of the administration. That is all we can hope for in 2023-24.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: anniebc 1/9/2022 1:55:08 PM (No. 1033206)
It's time to drag Thune. Since politicians don't know how to exit gracefully, Thune needs to be forcibly retired.
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