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.


61° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

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

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Thune For Vice President?

June 21, 2012, 6:04 PM by Don Jorgensen

Thune For Vice President?

South Dakota Senator John Thune helped pass the farm bill on Thursday, but he might be plowing new political ground soon.   Thune is on a short list of names being mentioned as a possible running mate for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

In only his second term as U.S. Senator, Thune has quickly climbed the ranks in the Republican party and is now poised to possibly become Romney's running mate this fall. Thune tells KELOLAND News he hasn't had any discussions with Romney on the topic, but isn't closing the door on the idea.

"I've said this before and I mean this sincerely, that if you want to make a difference in public life, you don't close doors.  You want to keep your options open," Thune said.

Thune was one of the first to endorse Romney for president when he helped him campaign in Iowa.  Romney is holding an exclusive summer retreat this weekend that will include appearances by those most frequently mentioned as potential vice presidential choices, but Thune says don't read too much into that.

"It's with a lot of his close supporters and people who donated to his campaign and a chance to meet and thank those folks.  It's an opportunity to strategize for the fall campaign.  But beyond talking about a certain topic, I don't view it as my kind of an audition, but simply to get together to talk about campaigning this fall," Thune said.

Some political experts say Romney wants to pick someone who's low-key, respected, has Washington experience and comes from the Midwest.

"Most of the names that have been mentioned I have high regards for; I think they're all people who could do the job well.  My expectation is that I am going to be working in the United States Senate, hopefully with a President Romney to try and fix problems," Thune said.

Others considered to be on Romney's short list: Sens. Marco Rubio, Florida, and Rob Portman, Ohio; Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES
Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

Lawmakers To Gather In Pierre To Consider Governor's Vetoes

3/28/2015 12:05 PM

State lawmakers are set to consider reviving the three tax-related proposals that Gov. Dennis Daugaard vetoed after the 2015 legislative session's...

Full Story
Senate Overrides Veto Of Electric Cooperative Tax Proposal

3/30/2015 11:04 AM

The South Dakota Senate has voted to override the governor's veto of a measure that would have slightly reduced the amount of tax burden on rural ...

Full Story
Early School Start Bill Heading To Branstad For Approval

3/31/2015 11:14 AM

Iowa schools will be able to start the upcoming academic year no earlier than Aug. 23, under a compromise bill that is now headed to Gov. Terry Branst...

Full Story
Sioux Falls School Start Date Voting Begins

3/30/2015 5:59 PM

Should Sioux Falls schools start in August or after Labor Day? That's the question voters can now start answering.

Full Story | Watch
Veto Of Plan To Gather Rental Property Data Will Stand

3/30/2015 11:08 AM

The South Dakota Senate has failed to override the governor's veto of a measure that would have helped determine whether South Dakota's proper...

Full Story


Events