Sunday, August 28, 2005

Thune Gets Big Victory

via Political Wire:

According to CNN, a federal panel voted to keep open Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. This is very big news for Sen. John Thune (R-SD) which reverses earlier predictions about his declining prestige.

Thune campaigned on his ability to keep Ellsworth AFB open via his DC ties. Suddenly the Base Realignment and Closure Commission reverses itself and decides to keep Ellsworth open, at a time when Thune's polls are in the tank.

Coincidence?

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