|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 ThuneSenate confirms first nominees of Trump era Senate gears up for battle over Trump's CIA pick GOP, Dems hear different things from Trump 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.