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SD GOP Sen. Thune looking at presidential run


PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- Republican U.S. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota says he is looking at a possible run for president in 2012, but he's a long way from making a decision.

In his weekly telephone press conference with South Dakota reporters, Thune says he has thought about running for president and has discussed the possibility with his wife.

However, Thune says he won't decide until sometime next year whether to seek the Republican nomination to run for president. He says many South Dakotans and some of his Senate colleagues have urged him to consider running for the White House.

Thune faces no opposition in November as he seeks a second Senate term. That has freed him up to travel around the nation to help other Republican Senate candidates.

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