Sen. Thune re-elected as Republican Whip

U.S. Sen. John Thune, (R-South Dakota), has been re-elected to Senate Republican Whip, the second highest position in Senate Republican leadership, according to a press release from the senator’s office Tuesday.

He was re-elected unanimously and his term as whip will begin in January for the 117th Congress. Thune was first elected as Republican whip for 116th Congress in 2019.

“Working each and every day to represent the people of South Dakota in the U.S. Senate is a privilege that I am infinitely thankful for,” Thune stated in the press release. “While serving the state is my top priority, I am honored that my Republican colleagues have once again elected me to serve as the whip, a role that will help me continue to advance South Dakota’s priorities and give a strong voice to rural America in Washington.”