Senate’s No. 2 Republican, a Trump target, will seek a fourth term

Senate’s No. 2 Republican, a Trump target, will seek a fourth term


Senate Minority Whip John Thune announced Saturday he’ll run for another term after weeks of suspense over whether the Republican was ready to call it quits.

Despite the urging of his wife Kimberly, who, Thune told a local news outlet, is “done with it,” the South Dakotan is poised to return to the Senate for six more years. He faces little-known challengers so far and is well funded, with a campaign war chest of nearly $15 million.

“South Dakota deserves a strong and effective senator who can deliver the results they expect,” he said Saturday. “I am uniquely positioned to get that job done, and I look forward to earning the support of all South Dakotans in

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