Rick Becker, a rank hypocrite, launches independent campaign for U.S. Senate


U.S. Senate candidate Rick Becker, a Bismarck state representative, waits to speaks to delegates at the North Dakota Republican state convention on Saturday, April 2, 2022.

MINOT — Outgoing state Rep. Rick Becker, who failed to receive the NDGOP’s endorsement at their state convention this spring, has made a career out of portraying himself as the perfect distillation of consistency in politics.

Becker sticks to his principles, we’re told. He talks about it endlessly.

So what, then, to make of his decision to run for the U.S. Senate as an independent?

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