President Trump urges Noem to challenge Thune in 2022 primary

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has said he hopes that Governor Kristi Noem might mount a primary challenge against incumbent U.S. Senator John Thune of South Dakota in a tweet earlier Friday.

Looking towards the Republican primary for Thune’s Senate seat in 2022, Trump tweeted that he supported the possibility of Noem serving in the Senate, but that she wasn’t the only qualified contender.

President Trump previously criticized Senator Thune in a December 22, 2020 tweet, saying Thune would face a primary challenger after refusing to support a challenge of the 2020 Electoral College results.

Governor Noem has stated in the past that she would not challenge Thune for the seat.

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