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Paul Schaffner in Bismarck on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Paul Schaffner: “We Have an Ethics Problem in North Dakota

Paul Schaffner: “We Have an Ethics Problem in North Dakota

This column was submitted by Paul Schaffner, previously a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate who below announces he’s running for the U.S. House. I appreciate the opportunity to address the readers of SAB. I am running for US Congress for numerous reasons from love of country, community, and my belief in conservative values. I

Podcast: Senate Candidate Paul Schaffner Has Little to Say About Conviction for Soliciting a Prostitute

U.S. Senate candidate Paul Schaffner was on my radio show today. You may remember me writing about Schaffner announcing, and then withdrawing, a similar campaign late last month. In that post I noted Schaffner’s conviction last year for soliciting a prostitute. I asked him about it today, but he said he couldn’t talk about it

Podcast: Emineth Says “So What” to Controversy Over Inflammatory Social Media Posts

The full audio from today’s radio broadcast is below. Info on listening to the show live, or getting the podcast, is here. U.S. Senate candidate Gary Emineth joined me on air today to address controversy surrounding inflammatory social media posts he’s made over the year. Right off the bat, I asked him about his claim

Podcast: Congressman Cramer Says Heitkamp’s Vote Against Abortion Was “More Like North Korea Than North Dakota”

The full audio of today’s radio show is below. You can tune in weekdays from 12-2pm on WDAY 970 AM and 93.1 FM in the Fargo area or subscribe to the podcast and have the audio delivered directly to your device daily. Congressman Kevin Cramer was on today for his weekly open phones segment, taking

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Podcast: Rep. Josh Boschee Talks About Campaign for Secretary of State

On my radio show today state Rep. Josh Boschee, a Democrat from District 44 who has announced a campaign for Secretary of State, joined me to talk about seeking statewide office. Not surprisingly, he jabbed Republican incumbent Al Jaeger over a lack of progress toward modernizing his office. “He’s depending on a 1985 version of

Podcast: Senate Candidate Gary Emineth Says “Heitkamp Is Scared”

“We finally got to the point where we could say we were in,” Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gary Emineth said of his decision to acknowledge that his campaign is official today. “It’s going to be nasty,” he said of the impending race. “Heidi Heitkamp is afraid,” he said. While acknowledging that she’ll be a “tough”

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Senator Jon Casper: Legislature Has Already Taken Steps to Improve Transparency and Ethics

This guest post was submitted by state Senator Jon Casper, a Republican from Fargo. I led the charge last session to pass campaign finance reform. Republican legislative leaders co-authored the legislation and worked to pass SB 2343. The finance reform legislation Republicans passed was the most sweeping since the state started requiring any type of

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