Sen. Thune: Johnson resignation may shift balance of power - KOTA Territory News

Sen. Thune: Johnson resignation may shift balance of power

Posted:

South Dakota's Republican Senator John Thune says he wishes Johnson well, no matter his decision.

Thune was in Sioux Falls Monday speaking to students at Augustana college.

As far as whether Johnson's retirement would represent a prime opportunity for republicans to pick up a seat in the senate, Thune said his main goal is to shift the balance of power to reduce gridlock and get down to the business of solving America's problems.
 
"I guess I hope that whatever happens and whether Tim decides to run or not that we'll be in a position after the next election to better influence and shape what happens in a way that is conducive to solving this country's problems. Today, there's a lot of gridlock, and it's not a good thing for the country," said Thune.
 
Senator Thune spoke to students at Augustana college about the budget passed by the senate Saturday morning.

  • Local News - KOTA TerritoryLocal News KOTA TerritoryMore>>

  • Joggers find body on Rapid City bike path

    Joggers find body on Rapid City bike path

    A morning job for a couple turned into a police investigation of a body in Rapid City.The couple were jogging on the bike path near Mount Rushmore Road when they came across a man slumped over in the grass a little after 8 a.m.According to police, the 51-year-old man was deceased.Police have identified the man, but his name is not being released at this time pending notification of his family. There were no obvious signs of trauma, and an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday to determine the ca...
    A morning job for a couple turned into a police investigation of a body in Rapid City.The couple were jogging on the bike path near Mount Rushmore Road when they came across a man slumped over in the grass a little after 8 a.m.According to police, the 51-year-old man was deceased.Police have identified the man, but his name is not being released at this time pending notification of his family. There were no obvious signs of trauma, and an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday to determine the ca...
  • Evacuation ordered after explosion in Williston

    Evacuation ordered after explosion in Williston

    Part of western North Dakota are being evacuated after an explosion and fire at Red River Supply.
    Part of western North Dakota are being evacuated after an explosion and fire at Red River Supply.
  • Malaysian Airlines tragedy grounds Black Hills man

    Malaysian Airlines tragedy grounds Black Hills man

    Going back to his home country is an annual trip for 93–year–old Roman Kurylas. But after a Malaysian airliner was shot down over the Ukraine on Thursday, he said he believes it's now too dangerous.
    Going back to his home country is an annual trip for 93–year–old Roman Kurylas. But after a Malaysian airliner was shot down over the Ukraine on Thursday, he said he believes it's now too dangerous.
Powered by WorldNow

518 St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701

Telephone: 605.342.2000
Fax: 605.342.7305

Couldn't find what you were looking for?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - WorldNow and KOTA. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.