U.S. Republican Senator Thune announces 2022 re-election bid

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By Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican Senator John Thune announced on Saturday that he planned to seek re-election in 2022, boosting chances this his party would retain the South Dakota seat in the fall. Thune, a member of the Senate Republican leadership, had been reportedly considering retirement after serving in the chamber since 2005. “South Dakota deserves a strong and effective senator who can deliver the results they expect,” he said in a statement posted to Twitter. “I am uniquely positioned to get that job done, and I look forward to earning the support of all South…

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