Well, Howard, I think you might have a case.
TROUBLE IN PARADISE FOR SENATOR THUNE OF S.D.
Senator Thune sat on the board of a bank who lent millions to Nelson's automotive company, which recently went bankrupt. Nelson, by the way, was a top advisor to Thune during his previous congressional campaigns. Nelson had contributed to Thune's campaigns and received almost $90K from the Thune's campaign in 2004 for car leases and office space.
Another rat story.
And now it could produce political fallout for Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., a close friend and political ally of Nelson. Before his election to the Senate in a historic win over incumbent Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., last November, Thune sat on the board of directors of a Sioux Falls bank that granted millions of dollars in loans to Nelson Automotive. MetaBank, formerly First Federal Bank, is now trying to collect those defaulted loans in the bankruptcy proceedings.
S.D. THUNE TIED TO FAILED AUTO DEALER
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