This carefully tailored amendment will ensure that a state's border is not a limit to an individual's fundamental right and will allow law-abiding individuals to travel without complication throughout the 48 states...,Senate defeats concealed gun amendment Jul 22, 2009
But I think if you look at the recent stories that have been out, it's been a remarkable success. Civilian casualties are down 80 percentThune: Obama won't acknowledge Iraq wins Jul 27, 2008
I spent more time with the BRAC commission than I spent with my wife and family in the last three monthsEllsworth AFB wins closing reprieve Aug 26, 2005
John either doesn't know the facts or he desires not to acknowledge the factsHeated barbs in S.D. Senate debate Oct 13, 2004
You're dreaming if you think the courts aren't going to try to define marriage for usHeated barbs in S.D. Senate debate Oct 13, 2004
John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is the junior U.S. Senator from South Dakota and a member of the Republican Party. He previously served as a U.S. Representative for South Dakota's At-large congressional district.
Thune was born and raised in the small town of Murdo, South Dakota, the son of Yvonne Patricia (née Bodine) and Harold Richard Thune. Thune's paternal grandfather was an immigrant from Norway who partnered with his brother to start Thune Hardware stores in Mitchell and Murdo, South Dakota.
Thune was a star athlete in high school, taking his basketball team near a state championship, and also played college basketball at Biola University.