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Daniel…….South Dakota Senate: Filling closed yesterday in South Dakota and Senator John Thune (R-SD) is running UNOPPOSED…..is he going for the WH in 2012?

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The Filling Deadline closed yesterday in the State of South Dakota. Democrats WERE UNABLE to field a Candidate which means Incumbent Senator John Thune (R-SD) will UNOPPOSED this Fall.

Chris Cilizza of the “The Fix” examined and accessed Thune’s Chances for a Potential Presidential Bid against President Barack Obama (D) yesterday evening.

Check out “The Fix” @ The Washington Post………

Today’s candidate filing deadline in South Dakota marks the start of serious talk about Sen. John Thune‘s potential presidential campaign in 2012.

The Thune forces have been loathe to discuss his potential 2012 candidacy while there was still a possibility — albeit it a VERY slim one — that he could draw a serious Democratic challenge for his re-election race this fall.

But, privately, those close to Thune acknowledge that he has been receiving considerable encouragement to run and is likely to take a hard look at a national bid. Those same sources caution, however, that he remains entirely undecided and his decision will be heavily shaped by what he hears and sees in the coming months. (They also note that Thune will keep an eye closely on South Dakota to ensure he doesn’t repeat the mistakes of then Sen. George Allen in 2006.)

Thune will likely focus on building out an issue portfolio via his chairmanship of the Republican Policy Committee — the  committee released a report on Iran this morning — with a specific focus on spending and debt issues. (Thune has been an outspoken opponent of the Troubled Asset Relief Program almost since its inception — although he did vote for the bill.)

He will also likely begin to do more for candidates running for office in 2010 via his Heartland Values PAC — a process that will allow him to visit key early primary and caucus states to gauge support.

More of this piece…..

Daniel G.

March 31, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Law, Media, Men, Politics, Updates | , , ,


  1. Thune is a potential Candidate I could support in 2012 besides Mittens.

    Comment by Daniel G. | March 31, 2010 | Reply

  2. then he is viable?

    Can he beat Romney’s money?

    Comment by jamesb101 | March 31, 2010 | Reply

    • Thune has nearly 6 Mio in his Senate Account which he entirely can transfer into an Prez Account.

      Comment by Daniel G. | March 31, 2010 | Reply

  3. good place to start….any comment on the internet story here?

    Comment by jamesb101 | March 31, 2010 | Reply

  4. he doesn’t repeat the mistakes of then Sen. George Allen in 2006.)

    you know the Allen MISUNDERSTANDING was the marker for the fall of the GOP control of the Senate

    After that things went straight DOWN HILL

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | March 31, 2010 | Reply

  5. James B, my predictions for who’s going to be in the bottom 3 and going home tonight on American Idol.

    Bottom 3:
    Didi what’s her face.
    Andrew Garcia
    Tim Urban


    Comment by Conservative Democrat | March 31, 2010 | Reply

  6. Didi what’s her face….GONE

    Comment by jamesb101 | March 31, 2010 | Reply

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