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Former Thune staffer to head SD chapter of Americans for Prosperity

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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The conservative nonprofit group Americans for Prosperity is launching a South Dakota chapter.

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The group that advocates smaller government says its state director is Ben Lee, who has lived in South Dakota for 21 years and has a background in television news reporting, higher education fundraising and administration. He's also a former member of the state staff for GOP U.S. Sen. John Thune.

Lee says he looks forward to working with local activists to grow the South Dakota chapter.

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