Friday, August 26

REPUBLICAN SENATOR JOHN THUNE PREVAILS

Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota has escaped the Pentagon's base-closure axe, which is a big win for freshman republican Senator John Thune who defeated democrat Tom Daschle in last year's election. Saving the base was the cornerstone of Thune's successful campaign to unseat the powerful Daschle and his political life depended on a successful lobbying effort.


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