Could Trump play kingmaker in North Dakota’s Senate primary?


MINOT, N.D. — Operating on the belief that what North Dakotans want in Washington, D.C., is another preening, ideologically hidebound narcissist, state Rep. Rick Becker has announced a challenge to incumbent Sen. John Hoeven in North Dakota’s Republican primary.

Can Becker win? I don’t think so, and I don’t know any credible political observer in the state who thinks so, but, hey, we could all be wrong.

That’s why we hold the elections.

One potential wild card a lot of people have been talking about since Becker announced is former President Donald Trump.

Could he get involved in the race, elevating with his political celebrity Becker’s challenge from a wish-casting exercise in ego to something more credible?

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