Thune Likely to Skip White House Bid

Thursday, 03 Feb 2011 12:05 PM

By Dan Weil

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South Dakota Republican Sen. John Thune has a dilemma on his hands. He’d love to run for president next year. But it would be a long shot, while he is quickly rising up the totem pole in the Senate, scoring coveted seats on the influential Finance and Budget committees, Politico reports.

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Sen. John Thune
Most knowledgeable Republicans expect him to stay in the Senate, and Thune himself made noises in that direction in an interview with Politico.

“It’s a different scenario maybe than some of the other candidates who don’t have a job,” he says, laughing. “This is a great place. This is a great job. We all complain about it. It’s frustrating at times, ... but it is a place where ultimately you can be engaged in the big debates about the issues.”

But he’s still considering a presidential bid.

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