These are exciting times for South Dakota and Senator Thune. The Argus reports:
Thune will become chairman of the Senate Republican
Conference in late January. The conference communicates Republican priorities to the public.
Thune already was the highest ranking Senate Republican in South Dakota history, holding the No. 4 spot in the chamber?s GOP leadership as Policy Committee Chairman since 2009.
The highest ranking Republican senator from South Dakota previously was Chan Gurney, who held the No. 5 party leadership position in 1945-1946.
It’s hard these days to find someone who isn’t impressed with Senator Thune. He continues to climb the ranks of the senate leadership team in DC. The possibilities for him appear to be endless.