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Thune Not Campaigning For VP Position

July 9, 2008, 5:42 PM by Shawn Neisteadt

Thune Not Campaigning For VP Position
Some national political analysts are listing South Dakota Senator John Thune as a possible running mate of John McCain.

While John Thune says it's unlikely that he'll be named as a running mate, he is part of history. This is the first time two sitting senators are squaring off for the presidency. And only two acting senators have ever been elected president: Warren G. Harding in 1921, and John F. Kennedy in 1960. But the question remains, who will each current candidate pick to round out his ticket? 

Both Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain are busy making their way around the county, hoping to swing votes that could propel them to victory this November. But neither presumptive nominee is indicating who will join him as a running mate. And despite some speculation, Senator John Thune says his name is not in the hat. 

Senator John Thune says, "But, I've said this before, I'm perfectly happy with the job I have. I'm not campaigning for anything else. I love working for the people of South Dakota." 

But with two fellow senators running for President, Senator Thune says doing his job is a bit different. 

"It makes it a little complicated in the senate as well because on any given day there are in most cases a couple of votes missing which the leaders have to take into consideration,” says Senator Thune. 

However, as both Obama and McCain point out their successes, the senator versus senator presidential race is also drawing more attention to the work other senators do. 

Thune says the race for the White House, and who will join the candidates on their campaigns, will become clearer after each party's convention next month. Just don't expect Thune's name to come up, despite some analysts predicting a John and John Republican ticket. 

Senator Thune adds, "I don't have, as I said before, any intentions on that job. And I don't expect to be asked." 

Just because Thune won't likely be running for the Vice-Presidential seat, doesn't mean all Midwesterners are out. Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is another possible running mate for Senator John McCain.

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