It’s time for the NDGOP to give up on its local endorsing conventions


MINOT, N.D. — Whatever the outcome of Tuesday’s primary vote, which saw the North Dakota Republican Party’s traditionally conservative majority challenged by a cadre of angry, Trump-aligned populists, it’s clear the party needs to change the way it endorses candidates.

I’m writing this column for print, which means I’m writing it before Tuesday’s results are in, but however those races shake out, the NDGOP needs to consider how it can keep itself from being defined, as North Dakota’s dominant political entity, by a small minority of its base.

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