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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 (U.S. senator) John Thune (R) 227,947 100%
2004 general (U.S. senator) John Thune (R) 197,848 50.6%
Tom Daschle (D) 193,340 49.4%
2002 general (U.S. senator) Tim Johnson (D) 167,481 49.6%
John Thune (R) 166,957 49.5%
Kurt Evans (LIBERT) 3,070 0.9%
2000 general (SD-AL representative) John Thune (R) 231,083 73.4%
Curt Hohn (D) 78,321 24.9%
Brian Lerohl (LIBERT) 5,357 1.7%
1998 general (SD-AL representative) John Thune (R) 194,157 75.1%
Jeff Moser (D) 64,433 24.9%
1996 general (SD-AL representative) John Thune (R) 186,393 57.7%
Rick Weiland (D) 119,547 37%
Stacey Nelson (REF) 10,397 3.2%
Kurt Evans (I) 6,866 2.1%
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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