Port: With new leaders, North Dakota’s Legislature seemingly sees a power shift, from east to west


MINOT, N.D. — “After last night’s House/Senate leadership elections, it’s official, the power has moved out of the [Red River] valley and into the west.”

That’s what one member of the state House, from a legislative district that is not in the Red River Valley on North Dakota’s eastern edge, texted to me this morning. They were referring to the leadership elections held by the NDGOP’s legislative caucus last night .

While I think my correspondent may be overstating the case a bit, there does seem to be a geographical shift in power.

Let’s take a look!

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