WASHINGTON (KELO) — South Dakota’s senior senator has been serving as the senate majority whip for more than six months.
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) was named to the position in November 2018. KELOLAND’s Don Jorgensen and Kevin Kjergaard are in Washington D.C. following Sen. Thune for two days, learning about his role.
The majority whip is the second most powerful position in the Senate and the title means Thune is tasked with “whipping” the vote — finding out who is voting which way on legislation.
Look for more coverage from Sen. Thune and the nation’s Capital on KELOLAND News both on-air and online over the next several days.