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PHOTOS: Thune Stumps for Republicans in Springfield

Senator from South Dakota throws weight behind Romney, Allen and Murray.

U.S. Sen. John Thune campaigned for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Virginia candidates Friday during a stop at the Republican “Victory Center” in Springfield.

Thune, of South Dakota, stumped for U.S. Senate candidate George Allen, who faces Tim Kaine in the general election, and 8th Congressional District Republican Patrick Murray, who is running against incumbent Democrat Congressman Jim Moran.

“Virginia is ground zero in this presidential campaign and in all these other campaigns up and down the ballot this year,” Thune told volunteers and supporters. “It’s going to be critical that we get the vote out.”

He added: “We need to change direction for this country, and the only way we’re going to do that is to elect somebody at the presidential level that knows how to lead this country, knows how to fix the economy, knows how to put Americans back to work.”

Thune is the chairman of the Republican Senatorial Conference.

John Farrell July 29, 2012 at 06:34 AM
Didn't know there was a colony of South Dakotans in the Springfield. Does the "Family" have one of its "C Street houses" on Franconia Road? Is there a small railroad owned by a client nearby that's in need of an $2.5 billion earmark? Maybe he's here to take medical care away from Arlington's 9/11 first responders!
John Farrell July 31, 2012 at 04:05 AM
Did everybody at the office thank John Thune for voting against the bill that paid to finish the Fairfax County Parkway? Just sayin'

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