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2022 South Dakota Senate Election

News coverage of the South Dakota Senate election. John Thune has been the Senator from South Dakota since 2005. See their news, bias in the media coverage and more in our South Dakota election page. See other states and more information on our 2022 U.S. Senate page.

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Republican Candidate
Percentage of News: 100%

News Diet Breakdown

Data analyzed by Ground News from Twitter
21%
Center: 51%
Right: 28%
51% of the news @SenJohnThune interacts with on Twitter is Centrist

Coverage Breakdown

Coverage Breakdown is based on the number of articles published per candidate.

John Thune

Latest 2022 South Dakota Senate Election News

John Thune · South Dakota

South Dakota senator moves to roll back child mask mandates

Sen. John Thune thinks parents, not the government ,should be in the driver's seat when it comes to masks and their children.See the Story
John Thune

Congress must check Biden's radical treatment of toddlers

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
When President Joe Biden spoke to a group of teachers last week, he revealed how Democrats view the relationship between schools, parents, and students. “[Students are] not someone else’s children, they’re like yours when they’re in the classroom,” he said.See the Story
John Thune

Chairman Rick Scott Statement on Chuck Grassley’s Primary Victory

Washington, D.C. – NRSC Chairman Rick Scott released the following statement on Senator Chuck Grassley’s primary victory in Iowa.  Statement from NRSC Chairman Rick Scott: “Congratulations to Chuck Grassley on his primary victory in Iowa tonight! Chuck wakes up each morning – a bit earlier than most to run – thinking about how he can fight to […]See the Story
John Thune

[Opinion] Sen. John Thune says Americans need AR-15s to fend off ‘prairie dogs’

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
The Republican Party, resigned to never doing anything about gun violence as long as the money keeps pouring into their campaigns, have gotten lazier in their defense of assault-style, high-powered�...See the Story
John Thune · South Dakota

Like using a 'bazooka to hunt squirrels': John Thune ridiculed for 'prairie dog' defense of AR-15 ownership

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
United States Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-South Dakota) triggered an avalanche of questions on Tuesday when he offered a tenuous defense of average citizens owning AR-15 semiautomatic rifles."In my state, they use them to shoot prairie dogs and, you know, other types of varmints," Thune told a gaggle of reporters at the Capitol. "And so I think there are legitimate reasons why people would want to have them.See the Story
John Thune · South Dakota

[Opinion] CBS Fears Too Much Focus on Rights of Unborn in Abortion Debate

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
During an interview with Republican South Dakota Senator John Thune on Friday’s CBS Mornings, the hosts repeatedly pressed the GOP lawmaker on his pro-life positions. At one point, fill-in co-host Dana Jacobson even suggested that the abortion debate focused too much on the rights of unborn children and not enough on women.See the Story
John Thune · South Dakota

South Dakota Senator John Thune says Democrats are using issue of abortion "to distract"

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
South Dakota Senator John Thune says the issue needs to be at the hands of the people and their elected officials. The Republican senator voted against a Democratic-led bill to protect abortion access on the federal level. Thune said Democrats "knew the bill was going to fail" but they are using the issue of abortion as a distraction to other issues.See the Story
John Thune · South Dakota

South Dakota Sen. John Thune sparks ire of Trump but avoids viable GOP primary foe

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
Senate Minority Whip John Thune, despite sparking the ire of former President Donald Trump, does not face a viable primary challenge to his reelection campaign.See the Story
John Thune

Second most-powerful Senate Republican says bill to fight domestic terrorism after Buffalo is too ‘partisan’ to pass

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Senate Republican Minority Whip John Thune of South Dakota immediately poured cold water on a just-passed House bill to help fight rising domestic terrorism, in the wake of his past weekend's massacre of ten Black people in Buffalo by a self-avowed white nationalist and antisemite and a California church shooting deemed a "politically motivated hate incident" by local law enforcement.See the Story
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Ridiculous Republican Senators Introduce Law To Say Political Emails Can’t Be Filtered As Spam

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Senator John Thune has introduced a bill that would make it illegal for email providers to block political campaigns from spam filters. The bill is based on a bogus, cooked up, deliberately misinterpreted-by-people-who-know-better controversy. The authors of the original study appear to be horrified about how their study is being abused by political hacks.See the Story

Media Bias Breakdown

How is the media covering 2022 South Dakota Senate Election?

2022 South Dakota Senate Election often is covered by Left Media sources.
Left: 42%
15%
Right: 27%

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