John Randolph Thune is an American politician and senior United States Senator from South Dakota, a member of the Republican Party. He previously served as a United States Representative for . He became South Dakota's senior senator with the retirement of Tim Johnson in 2015. He is the highest-ranking Republican senator from South Dakota, having served as the GOP's Chief Deputy Whip in 2006, chairman of the Republican Policy Committee in June 2009, and Republican Conference Chairman in 2011, the third-ranking position in the Senate. Wikipedia*
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John Thune has 1,130 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1996 Forum as a Republican Representative for South Dakota's 1st district. The year with the most videos was 2009 with 121 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 5,614 views per program. Most appearances with Mitch McConnell Jr. (78), John Cornyn (60), John A. Barrasso M.D. (60). Most common tags: Republican Party, Federal Budget, South Dakota.
PreviouslyU.S. Senate Candidate, South Dakota
R c. October 4, 2002 - c. November 5, 2002 Videos: 14 U.S. Representative, R-SD 1st View Map January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2003 Videos: 186 U.S. Representative Candidate,
R c. November 5, 1996 - c. November 11, 1996 Videos: 0