2012

John Thune Won’t Run for President

As new candidates dip their toes in the water for the 2012 Republican nomination, one contender is getting out of the pool. John Thune, a senator from South Dakota, announced on his website Tuesday afternoon that he’s not entering the presidential race. He’d said earlier he was worried that he might be burdened by a Senate record that included a vote for TARP, and in his statement he said the Senate was the best place to solve the country’s problems. “[The] battle is happening now in Washington, not two years from now. So at this time, I feel that I am best positioned to fight for America’s future here in the trenches of the United States Senate.”