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

  • District: Junior Senator from South Dakota
  • Residence: Sioux Falls
  • Born: January 7, 1961; Pierre, S.D.
  • Religion: Protestant
  • Family: Wife, Kimberley Thune; two children
  • Education: Biola U., B.S. 1983 (business administration); U. of South Dakota, M.B.A. 1984
  • Military Service: None
  • 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
  • Elected: 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 - Ranking Member; Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness; Taxation & IRS Oversight)
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State Information: South Dakota

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general John Thune (R) 227,947 100%
2004 general John Thune (R) 197,848 50.6%
Tom Daschle (D) 193,340 49.4%
1998 general Tom Daschle (D) 162,884 62.1%
Ron Schmidt (R) 95,431 36.4%
Byron Dale (LIBERT) 3,796 1.4%
1992 general Tom Daschle (D) 217,095 64.9%
Charlene Haar (R) 108,733 32.5%
Gus Hercules (LIBERT) 4,353 1.3%
Kent Hyde (I) 4,314 1.3%
1986 general Tom Daschle (D) 152,657 52%
James Abdnor (R) 143,173 48%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 44.74% John McCain: 53.16%
2012 : 39.87% : 57.89%
2004 John Kerry: 38% George W. Bush: 60%
2000 Al Gore: 38% George W. Bush: 60%
1996 Bill Clinton: 43% Robert Dole: 46%
1992 Bill Clinton: 37% George H. W. Bush: 41%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 47% George H. W. Bush: 53%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 37% :

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