KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Thune Backs Romney For President

Bookmark and Share

South Dakota Senator John Thune is
throwing his support behind former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential race. Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa Romney gladly accepted the endorsement of Thune, who is considered a rising star in the Republican Party. Thune, who weighed a presidential bid of his own this year, believes Romney is the best candidate to unseat President Barack Obama.


“I decided to come out in the past; I've always endorsed presidential nominees sometimes earlier than this. I figured with the Iowa caucuses coming up now was a good time to get out there.” Said Thune.


I asked if Romney’s business background play a part in his decision?


“It did, his experience turning failed businesses around turning the Olympics around turning state of Massachusetts around all point to a leadership will help solve problems and fix things and right now we need someone who can fix things.” Said Thune.


Romney, who was recently in Sioux Falls to speak at the Chamber of Commerce dinner, has named Thune to co-chair his National Advisory Committee.  We pressed Thune about the possibility of a Romney/Thune ticket in 2012.

"Ha, I'm not holding my breath on that. If and when the time comes for him, he'll have plenty of capable people" Said Thune.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >

Family Says Hartford Man Died From Flu

An elementary school counselor from West Central ...

2 Dead In Rollover Crash Near Marion

Two people are dead following a rollover crash in southeast South ...

Hendricks Residents Welcome New Theater  story with video

Moviegoing is the number one leisure activity in the U. S. , attracting ...

1 Dead, 1 Injured In Collision Near Philip  Dec. 27

SFPD Arrests Man For Sunday Morning Murder  Dec. 28

1 Dead, 2 Injured In Corson Co. Collision  Dec. 27

Hamlin Co. Deputy: "No Ice Is Safe Ice"   story with video  Dec. 27

SF Apartment Fire Starts In Trash Can  Dec. 27

KDLT News Archive

PARKSTON CLASSIC: Ethan Outlasts Sully Buttes  story with video

PARKSTON, S. D.   --  Shrugging off a slow start, 4th-ranked Ethan outlasted ...

MIKE MILLER CLASSIC: Washington Rolls While Mitchell Falls  story with video

MITCHELL, S. D.   --  The opening day of ...

Stampede Rally Past Fargo In Shootout  story with video

Sioux Falls, SD—It might have been the first game after the holiday break, but the ...

Skyforce Snap Austin's 10-Game Win Streak  story with video  Dec. 27

ENTRINGER CLASSIC: Madison & Deuel Win Nailbiters  story with video  Dec. 27

KDLT Sports 2014 Bloopers Of The Year  story with video  Dec. 26

Drew II Plays Santa Claus In Skyforce Christmas Win  story with video  Dec. 26

Pro Bowl Nod Adds To Vinatieri's Legacy  story with video  Dec. 26

KDLT Sports Stories
Back To Top