Knowledge Identifier: +John_Thune
Born in 1961.
Countries: United States (64%), South Dakota (25%), (7%)
Linked to: Libertarian Party, Republican Party, Republican Policy Committee Chairman of the United States Senate, University of South Dakota
Thune married the former Kimberley Weems of Doland, South Dakota in 1984
From 1993 to 1996, he was executive director of the South Dakota Municipal League
Mike Rounds - Until late in 2001,-Congressman John Thune was the front-runner for the nomination.
Tim Johnson (U.S. Senator) - In 2002, he defeated his successor in the at-large House seat, U.S. Representative John Thune , by 524 votes to win re-election
South Dakota native Tom Brokaw commented that Thune "ran a very strong campaign" to win the 2004 race
Humayun Chaudhry - On March 13, 2013, Chaudhry and Lance Talmage, M.D., Chair of the FSMB Board of Directors, received a bipartisan letter signed by U.S. Senator John Thune of South Dakota and seven other U.S. Senators applauding "the efforts of the Federation of State Medical Boards on the work you are doing in examining solutions that would allow for more efficient sharing of medical licensure information that is necessary for the advancement of telehealth technology
In May 2016, Thune sent a later to & Facebook demanding details of how the social media site operates its Trending Topics feature, after a Gizmodo article cited anonymous sources, claiming to be former Facebook employees, who alleged a systemic anti-conservative political bias in how material is selected for display in the list
Richard Shelby - In November 2018, Shelby, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and John Thune met with President Trump at the White House, Shelby stating after the meeting that he told Trump the Republicans should avoid a partial government shutdown over Trump's wishes for a border wall and that he was unsure of Trump's position having been affected by his comments
In March 2019 Thune joined all Senate Republicans, three Democrats, and Angus King in voting against the Green New Deal resolution