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Thune to Challenge Daschle for Senate Seat

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Thune to Challenge Daschle for Senate Seat

Thune to Challenge Daschle for Senate Seat

Thune to Challenge Daschle for Senate Seat

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Former U.S. Rep. John Thune of South Dakota, a Republican, announces he will run against Sen. Tom Daschle, the South Dakotan who serves as Senate Democratic leader. Thune, a leading ally of President Bush, is popular in the conservative state; he lost a 2002 Senate bid against Sen. Tim Johnson by just over 500 votes. Hear NPR's David Welna.