It’s Probably Going to Be a Good Year for Incumbents

MINOT, N.D. — North Dakota’s Democrats are so thoroughly marginalized by voters they have taken to bragging about finding enough warm bodies to run for elected office.

The filing deadline for the June ballot was April 6, and the Democrats actually have candidates for all of the statewide races.

“Whether they’re running for statewide or legislative office, the level of commitment and heart I’m seeing from Dem-NPLers this year is impressive,” chairwoman Kylie Oversen said in a release.

Apparently “commitment” and “heart” is defined, in the current situation, as “people who showed up.”

Though it does take a certain amount of perseverance to sign up for the sort of political beating Democrats on our statewide ballot typically receive.

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Rob Port is the editor of, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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