Thune Bids to Be Senate GOP Conference Chairman

Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 02:42 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
When a position of power opens in Washington, it generally doesn’t take long for aspirants to go after it. So it is that Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., announced his bid for Senate Republican Conference chairman Tuesday, shortly after Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee announced he is leaving the position in January, The Hill reports.

Sen. John Thune, Alexander, Republican Senate Conference
Sen. John Thune
The conference chairmanship represents the No. 3 Republican leadership position in the Senate. Thune now holds the No. 4 spot as Republican Policy Committee chairman.

Thune’s decision to take a crack at conference chairman shows he’s unlikely to run for Senate minority whip when Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl abandons that position. Kyl isn’t running for re-election after his Senate term ends next year.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Democrats Keep Obama at Distance Ahead of Mid-Term Elections

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 22:00 PM

Barack Obama's Democrats are walking a tightrope 10 weeks before US congressional elections: do they solicit the unpopul . . .

Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns Amid Iowa Scandal

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 21:55 PM

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigned Friday amid fallout from a scandal in Iowa involving  . . .

Obama: GOP Captive to Ideologically Rigid Group

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 21:17 PM

President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologic . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved