Thune Finishes Last In N.H. Straw Poll
January 23, 2011, 8:07 AM
DERRY, N.H. - South Dakota Senator John Thune finished tied for last place in a presidential straw poll among state Republicans in New Hampshire Saturday. New Hampshire holds the nation's first presidential primary next year.
273 Republicans cast votes in the straw poll.
As expected, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won with 35-percent of the vote. He was followed by Texas Congressman Ron Paul with 11-percent.
Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty came in third with 8-percent, followed by former vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin with 7-percent.
Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachman was fifth with 5-percent.
Thune tied with U-S Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, Jr. with zero-percent.
Thune is considering a possible run for president. On Friday, Thune was in Sioux Falls for an economic roundtable. He said then that he doesn't hold much stock in polls taken this early in the political process.
"I don't think the polls are particularly meaningful at this point in time, other than people love to talk about it and there's a lot of hype around that," Thune said.
Thune also said on Friday he did not expect to do well in the New Hampshire straw poll because he lacks national name recognition among Republicans.
© 2010 KELOLAND TV. All Rights Reserved.
3/5/2014 9:55 PM
The kids were ready to start class with a substitute teacher, but then she left the room, and things went horribly wrong.
3/7/2014 10:01 AM
Yankton Police Chief Brian Paulsen says authorities caught up with Joshua Charles Hudson Friday morning.
3/4/2014 11:59 AM
A 22-year-old Sioux Falls man who admitted to texting and driving and killing a motorcyclist in the summer of 2012 will be sentenced Tuesday afternoon...
3/5/2014 5:42 PM
Parents are shocked at what allegedly happened inside an art class in Redfield after a teenager is left in charge.
3/7/2014 12:05 PM
State officials say one-year-old Adryan Jones died on Wednesday from injuries received in a two-vehicle crash Monday, February 24.