Sen. Thune to seek reelection as Republican Conference chairman

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Cornyn had previously served as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). Thune had reportedly been considering a challenge to Cornyn for the whip spot.

Prior to serving as Conference chairman, Thune served as vice chairman of the Conference and also was chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee. 

Meanwhile, the race to become the next chairman of the NRSC has begun to heat up. Sen. Jerry MoranJerry MoranMeet the rising GOP star who already enrages the left GOP warming up to Cuba travel Senate clears FAA authorization bill MORE (R-Kan.) is running for the job and Sen. Rob PortmanRob PortmanSenate Dems' campaign arm knocks GOP for Trump support Political bedfellows of 2016 may be strange but not unheard of Clinton enjoying edge over Trump in Silicon Valley MORE (R-Ohio) is also considering a bid.

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