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JOHN THUNE

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Gov. Noem and Sen. Thune, both pro-life Republicans, had different messages, with one focusing on abortion and the other focusing on judicial independence.
A longtime Independent, Brian Bengs is running as a Democrat to challenge John Thune, saying he sees a worsening partisan divide as an existential threat in a post-1/6 America.
American Democracy isn't just about winning elections. It's about respecting the process even when it produces a result you don't like.
A bipartisan group of senators brought the legislation to raise awareness about preventive care after Americans postponed check-ups due to COVID-19.
Sen. John Thune drew attacks from President Trump for dismissing claims of a stolen election as "madness." But as his party's whip, he also has held the GOP party line on spending, social welfare, and cultural issues. A year out from a potential election, he is in the midst of a narrowly-divided Congress, in no hurry to rush back into campaign mode.
Sen. Thune called Biden's vaccine requirements for private employees the wrong strategy, and Gov. Noem threatened to sue. South Dakota continues to lag below 50% for full vaccination rate among eligible adults, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Sen. John Thune discussed vaccine hesitancy, masking requirements in a recent interview with the Mitchell Republic.
Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds, as well as Rep. Dusty Johnson, said they were working to gum-up progressive goals on climate change and tax policy in Washington D.C. by reaching out to moderate Democrats as unlikely allies.
So it was good to see a group of Republicans, including North Dakota’s two senators, vote in favor of a sweeping federal infrastructure bill that, if passed by the House, will bring vital financial help to alleviate this growing list of troubles.

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