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JOHN THUNE

“This victory makes one thing clear: South Dakota Republicans decide their elections, not out-of-state interest groups,” Johnson said in a victory statement.
The Mitchell Republic is publishing the ratings given by the National Rifle Association to candidates running for office in South Dakota so residents can see how their representatives in Pierre and Washington have voted on gun legislation.
Gov. Noem and Sen. Thune, both pro-life Republicans, had different messages, with one focusing on abortion and the other focusing on judicial independence.
President Joe Biden extended the pause on student loan repayment and collections through August 31, which is the sixth time a president has paused student loan debt payments since March 2020.

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