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Encyclopedia > John Thune
John Thune
John Thune

Junior Senator, South Dakota
In office
2005–Present
Preceded by Tom Daschle
Succeeded by Incumbent (2011)

Born January 7, 1961
Pierre, South Dakota
Political party Republican
Spouse Kimberley Thune
Religion Evangelical Christian

John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is the junior U.S. Senator from the state of South Dakota. Image File history File links John_Thune_official_photo. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Thomas Andrew Daschle (born December 9, 1947), known as Tom Daschle, was a U.S. Senator from South Dakota and the Senate Majority Leader. ... January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Motto: Nickname: Founded Incorporated 1880   County Hughes County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Dennis Eisnach Area  - Total  - Water 33. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... GOP redirects here. ... Evangelicalism, in a strictly lexical, but rarely used sense, refers to all things that are implied in belief that Jesus is the savior. ... January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ...

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Early life and family

Born in Pierre, South Dakota and raised in Murdo, South Dakota, Thune graduated from the Christian evangelical Biola University in 1983, and received an MBA from the University of South Dakota in 1984. Motto: Nickname: Founded Incorporated 1880   County Hughes County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Dennis Eisnach Area  - Total  - Water 33. ... Murdo is a city located in Jones County, South Dakota. ... This article is becoming very long. ... The word evangelicalism usually refers to religious practices and traditions which are found in conservative, almost always Protestant, Christianity. ... Biola University is a private Christian university, located in the city of La Mirada in Los Angeles County, California with a satellite campus in Vista. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... This article or section reads like an advertisement. ...


Thune and his wife Kimberley have two daughters, Brittany and Larissa.


Political career

A member of the Republican Party, Thune worked as a legislative assistant for U.S. Senator James Abdnor. Under President Reagan, Thune worked at the Small Business Administration. From 1991 until 1993, Thune was the Railroad Director of South Dakota under an appointment by Governor George S. Mickelson. The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... James Abdnor (b. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... The Small Business Administration, or SBA, is a United States Government agency that provides support to small businesses. ... Governors of South Dakota Arthur C. Mellette Republican 1889-1893 Charles H. Sheldon Republican 1893-1897 Andrew E. Lee Populist 1897-1901 Charles N. Herreid Republican 1901-1905 Samuel H. Elrod Republican 1905-1907 Coe I. Crawford Republican 1907-1909 Robert S. Vessey Republican 1909-1913 Frank M. Byrne Republican... George Speaker Mickelson (January 31, 1941–April 19, 1993) was the Republican governor of the U.S. state of South Dakota from 1987 until his death in a plane crash in April 1993. ...


In 1996, Thune was elected to South Dakota's seat in the United States House of Representatives; he won reelection in 1998 and in 2000 was reelected with over 70% of the vote. Thune supported term limits and promised to serve no more than three terms in the House, and ran for the Senate afterwards. In 2002, he challenged Senator Tim Johnson, but lost to Johnson by 524 votes or 0.15%. Ultimately, Thune decided not to pursue a recount. Instead, Thune ran for the Senate again two years later against Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle. The race was the most expensive in South Dakota history up to that point and was characterized by much mud-slinging, including John Thune’s asserting that Senator Daschle’s critique of the Iraq war “embolden[s] the enemy.”[1] In this and previous elections, Thune ran on a social conservative platform, emphasizing his evangelical faith and supporting an amendment to the constitution specifically banning gay marriage. According to Newsweek (July 26, 2004), he also is against the theory of evolution. On November 2, 2004, Thune narrowly defeated Daschle by 4,508 votes, winning 51% of the vote. Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... A term limit is a legal restriction that limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office. ... Timothy Peter (Tim) Johnson (born December 28, 1946, in Canton, South Dakota, but raised in Vermillion, SD) is the senior United States Senator from South Dakota, and a member of the Democratic Party. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Soon after arriving in the Senate, Thune was faced with the challenge of keeping Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, South Dakota open after the Department of Defense announced plans to close the base as part of its 2005 round of base closures. The Pentagon announced that it planned to move all of Ellsworth's B-1 bombers to Dyess Air Force Base in Texas. Ellsworth Air Force Base is one of South Dakota's largest employers, and a critical component of the state's economic well-being, making it necessary for the state's political leaders to fight for its continued existence. Sen. Thune, along with Sen. Tim Johnson (D), lobbyied Washington, specifically the Defense Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission, to keep Ellsworth open. In their lobbying efforts, they argued that it made little sense to consolidate all of the nation's B-1s in a single location due to the risk of a single attack or tornado taking out the fleet. Also, it was discovered that the Pentagon may have overlooked a lawsuit that possibly prevented B-1 pilots at Dyess from engaging in adequate training. Ultimately, the BRAC Commission voted 8-1 to reverse the Pentagon's recommendation to close Ellsworth. Ellsworth Air Force Base (IATA: RCA, ICAO: KRCA) is a United States Air Force base, located about 15 miles (11 km) east of Rapid City, South Dakota and is home to the B-1B Lancer. ... Rapid City is a city in Pennington County, South Dakota, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 62,626, and a 2005 estimate of 81,000. ... The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located at 48 N. Rotary Road, Arlington, Virginia 22211 (Map). ... Dyess Air Force Base is located in Texas, on the western outskirts of the city of Abilene. ... Texas is the gayest motherfucking state out there they can suck my big black balls. ...


In June 2006, in line with several of his Republican colleagues, Thune reaffirmed his strong support to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban same sex marriages. He is quoted on the matter, "The federal marriage amendment debate simply is an opportunity for us to affirm our support for marriage...It is an important debate to have in this country."[2]


In a 2005 interview with Christianity Today, Thune added another reason for the invasion of Iraq beyond WMDs or alleged terrorist connections: "Liberating Iraq from decades of tyranny and dictatorship, bringing about political freedom, will create an atmosphere of where religious freedom will come to Iraq. And that opens the door, obviously, for the Christian faith there as well."[3]


2008 Presidential election

Thune is considered a rising star in the Republican party, but his young age lends him the possibility of running in a later Presidential election. When asked in 2005 about whether he planned to run in 2008, Thune replied that he was currently committed to serving the people of South Dakota, neither a confirmation or denial of Presidential Ambitions.


Controversies

Several controversies have surrounded Sen. Thune, including his lobbying activity on behalf of big beef importers before running for the Senate and the role controversial figure Jake Young played in his 2004 election.[citation needed]


In June of 2006 it was reported that Thune had told the National Press Club that Republicans running for re-election are trying to distance themselves from President Bush. He is quoted as saying "If I were running in the state this year, you obviously don't embrace the president and his agenda,".[4] Thune's comments drew a round of criticism from conservative pundits who felt that this amounted to desertion of the President. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Press Club is an association of journalists based in Washington, DC. It is well-known for its gatherings with invited speakers, including many presidential candidates and other influential politicians. ...


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Preceded by
Tim Johnson
United States Representative for South Dakota
19972003
Succeeded by
Bill Janklow
Preceded by
Tom Daschle
United States Senator (Class 3) from South Dakota
2005
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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U.S. Senate: Senators Home > Senator John Thune (489 words)
John was reelected to a second term by the largest margin in South Dakota history.
Thune then honored his 1996 campaign pledge to serve only three terms in the House of Representatives.
John and his wife Kimberley live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where their two daughters, Brittany and Larissa, attend public school.
John Thune - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (798 words)
John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is the junior U.S. Senator from the state of South Dakota.
Born in Pierre, South Dakota and raised in Murdo, South Dakota, Thune graduated from the Christian evangelical Biola University in 1983, and received an MBA from the University of South Dakota in 1984.
In 1996, Thune was elected to South Dakota's seat in the United States House of Representatives; he won reelection in 1998 and in 2000 was reelected with over 70% of the vote.
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