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Keystone passes in U.S. Senate, faces Obama veto

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.

Group sponsors pro-Thune ads

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By Bob Mercer

Capitol correspondent

PIERRE -- A group representing chemical manufacturers spent at least $100,000 on television ads in South Dakota in recent weeks promoting U.S. Sen. John Thune.


The Republican doesn’t face re-election until 2016. He didn’t have an opponent in 2010. He defeated Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle in 2004.

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