|Two bitter opponents in the 2002 South Dakota Senate race have joined forces to fight to save Ellsworth Air Force Base from the Pentagon’s chopping block.|
It has been three years since Sen. Tim JohnsonTim JohnsonCourt ruling could be game changer for Dems in Nevada Bank lobbyists counting down to Shelby’s exit Former GOP senator endorses Clinton after Orlando shooting MORE (D-S.D.) beat then-Rep. John ThuneJohn ThuneOvernight Tech: Last-ditch effort to get Dem FCC commish confirmed | Facebook's Sandberg on fake news | Microsoft completes LinkedIn deal FCC chairman willing to resign to get colleague confirmed Overnight Tech: AT&T, Time Warner CEOs defend merger before Congress | More tech execs join Trump team | Republican details path to undoing net neutrality MORE (R-S.D.) by 528 votes in a hotly contested race. And it’s been nine months since Thune beat Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), former Senate Minority Leader, campaigning in part on his administration connections to keep South Dakota safe from the Pentagon’s impending base realignment and closure (BRAC) round.