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  Thune, John
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameJohn Thune
AddressP.O. Box 516
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57101, United States
Emailinfo@johnthune.com
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Born January 07, 1961 (57 years)
ContributorMonsieur
Last ModifedAndy
Aug 08, 2012 05:15pm
Tags Caucasian - Conservative - Anti Environment - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Free Trade - Pro- gun - Pro-Life - Pro-Missile Defense - Pro-Smaller Government -
InfoJohn Randolph Thune

John Thune is a native of Murdo, South Dakota. John’s interest in public service began after being introduced to a well-known sports enthusiast and U.S. Representative, Jim Abdnor, at a (freshman) high school basketball game. John had made five of six free throws, and afterwards Congressman Abdnor said, “I noticed you missed one.”

Senator Thune graduated from Biola University before receiving his Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Dakota. After completing his MBA in 1984, John married Kimberley Weems of Doland, South Dakota.

John began his career in public service working in Washington, D.C., first for then-U.S. Senator Jim Abdnor and later at the U.S. Small Business Administration under an appointment from President Ronald Reagan.

John and his family returned to South Dakota in 1989 where he continued his career in public service in various roles, including Executive Director of the South Dakota Republican Party, State Railroad Director (appointed by Gov. George S. Mickelson), and Executive Director of the South Dakota Municipal League.

In 1996 John won his first term as South Dakota’s lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives. John was then reelected in 1998 with the largest margin of victory in South Dakota history. John returned for his third and final term in the House in 2001, keeping his pledge to serve only three terms.

In 2002 John ran for U.S. Senate against incumbent Senator Tim Johnson and lost by the narrowest of margins, only 524 votes. In 2004 John ran again and made history by defeating then-Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle. It was the first time in 52 years that a sitting Senate Leader was defeated.

Senator Thune serves on the Armed Services Committee, the Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee, the Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business Committee. He has previously served as Chief Deputy Whip and as Vice-Chairman of the Republican Conference. Recently he was elected by his fellow Republican Senators to serve as Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, the fourth-ranking leadership position among Senate Republicans.

John and his wife Kimberley live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and have two daughters, Brittany and Larissa, who are both in college. In his free time John enjoys spending time with his family, pheasant hunting, and playing basketball

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 66.00% ( 0.0) 27.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
01/28/2011-01/30/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 58.00% ( 1.0) 31.00% ( 4.0) 10.00% ( 2.0)
12/10/2009-12/13/2009 Public Policy Polling (D) 57.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 57.00% ( 3.0) 39.00% ( 2.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
02/10/2006-02/12/2006 Survey USA 60.00% ( 3.0) 37.00% ( 1.0) 3.00% ( 3.0)
12/09/2005-12/11/2005 Survey USA 57.00% ( 5.0) 36.00% ( 6.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
06/10/2005-06/12/2005 Survey USA 52.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 31, 2011 04:40pm Speculative Can John Thune Run Against Obama?  Article Bob 
Oct 03, 2010 01:00pm General Sen. Thune defends TARP vote  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Aug 23, 2010 03:00pm News Looking at 2012? Thune campaign spending gives hints of presidential prospects  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jun 25, 2009 03:35pm Announcement Thune succeeds Ensign in GOP leadership post  Article RP 
Apr 26, 2007 04:00pm News Thune votes against bill providing financial aid to troops and farmers  Article SC Moose 
Aug 08, 2006 01:00pm News John Thune will not seek leadership role  Article The Oncoming Storm 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.80000 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  01/03/2017 Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee Chairman Won 51.85% (+3.70%)
  01/03/2017 Agriculture Committee - Seat 8 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2017 Finance Committee - Seat 6 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2017 US Senate Republican Conference Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/2016 SD US Senate Won 71.83% (+43.66%)
  01/03/2015 Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairperson Won 54.17% (+8.33%)
  01/03/2015 Finance Committee - Seat 6 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Agriculture Committee - Seat 10 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/13/2014 US Senate Republican Conference Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2013 Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairperson Lost 45.83% (-8.33%)
  11/06/2012 US Senate Republican Conference Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/13/2011 US Senate Republican Conference Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2010 US Senate Republican Policy Committee Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 SD US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/08/2010 SD US Senate - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/25/2009 US Senate Republican Policy Committee Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2009 Seat 06 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2009 Seat 05 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/18/2008 US Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2007 Seat 09 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2007 Seat 08 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 SD US Senate Won 50.58% (+1.15%)
  11/05/2002 SD US Senate Lost 49.47% (-0.16%)
  11/07/2000 SD At-Large Won 73.42% (+48.53%)
  11/03/1998 SD At-Large Won 75.08% (+50.17%)
  11/05/1996 SD At-Large Won 57.67% (+20.68%)
  06/04/1996 SD At-Large - R Primary Won 59.49% (+18.98%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  06/07/2016 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-44.96%)
  08/11/2012 US Vice President - R Selection Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 23, 2018 R Jerome H. Powell
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 NPA Reject
US Secretary of the Treasury - Feb 27, 2013 D Jacob J. "Jack" Lew
AZ District 05 - R Primary - Aug 28, 2012 R Matthew J. "Matt" Salmon
SD US President - R Primary - Jun 05, 2012 R Mitt Romney
US President - R Primaries - Jun 26, 2012 R Mitt Romney
US Secretary of Commerce - Oct 20, 2011 D John E. Bryson
Solicitor General of the United States - Jun 06, 2011 D Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 NPA Reject
KS US Senate - R Primary - Aug 03, 2010 R Jerry Moran
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 28, 2010 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 NPA Reject
Solicitor General of the United States - Mar 19, 2009 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Labor - Feb 24, 2009 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 NPA Reject
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R John McCain
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John Glover Roberts Jr.
US Secretary of Agriculture - Jan 20, 2005 R Larry Diedrich
SD US President - R Primary - Jun 06, 2000 R George W. Bush