User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


33° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Pros And Cons If Thune Runs For President

February 8, 2011, 5:52 PM by Shawn Neisteadt

Pros And Cons If Thune Runs For President
A political expert says Thune's decision could have a major impact on the people of South Dakota.

John Thune is currently considered an underdog in the 2012 race for the White House, primarily because he lacks name recognition in some key states. However, if he chooses to run, all of South Dakota could follow into the national limelight.

Senator Thune burst onto the political scene with his 1996 election to the U.S. House. Now, political experts are curious to see whether he'll seek a Presidential career, and say if he does, his home state will be thrust onto the national stage.

"It gives the state an opportunity to sort of show of its attributes and put it in the best light," Jennifer Duffy said.

However, Duffy of the Cook Political Report, an online newsletter that keeps a non-partisan watch on Washington, says that doesn't necessarily equal an economic boom for South Dakota. She says a Thune Presidential campaign could also have drawbacks for the state.

"It will take a little bit of his time away from South Dakota, which is not necessarily a good thing when the delegation is so small and you have a new Representative in Congress. She's a freshman, albeit a freshman in the majority which helps," Duffy said.

Duffy says that balancing act is certainly weighing on Thune's mind as he contemplates his political future. But she also notes that no matter his decision, the political saga won't end there.

"If by chance he decides not to run this time, I don't think we can necessarily take the possibility of 2016 off the table for Thune," Duffy said.

Another side effect noted by Duffy is that if Thune does run for the Oval Office, the national media will likely tie him to challenges we currently face here in South Dakota, and that coverage is not always kind to candidates or their home states.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES
Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Ice Rink Crash Captured On Video

1/22/2015 9:03 AM

Corey Mitchell was watching his 4-year-old son Carson skate at the Scheel's IcePlex this week when he captured an unexpected crash.

Full Story
Drugs And Runaway Teen Found In SF Home

1/21/2015 6:00 PM

Eight people have been charged following a month-long drug investigation in Sioux Falls.

Full Story | Watch
Luke Bryan Coming To Sioux Falls May 9

1/19/2015 10:01 AM

Bryan will be joined by country performers Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch.

Full Story
8 Arrested In Sioux Falls Drug Investigation

1/21/2015 11:26 AM

The warrant was issued after police got a tip in December about possible drug activity at the home located near Cliff Avenue and Interstate 229.

Full Story
1 Dead After ATV Goes Through Ice On Perkins Co. Lake

1/25/2015 8:08 AM

A Newcastle, Wyoming man died after an ATV broke through the ice on a lake in northern Perkins County in South Dakota.

Full Story


Events