Minot, N.D. — Rick Becker says the problem with incumbent U.S. Senator John Hoeven is that he’s too willing to work with other people.
I wish I were making this up.
Earlier this year Hoeven defeated Becker, garnering the majority of the votes at the North Dakota Republican Party’s state convention. Becker had promised at that time to abide by the vote of the convention’s delegates. His overweening ambition has since prompted him to go back on that promise. He’s now mounting an independent campaign on the general election ballot.
And in a statement released on the occasion of submitting the required signatures needed to be on the ballot, Becker makes it clear that his problem with Hoeven is compromise bipartisanship.
“We need to elect uncompromising, bold leaders to the United State Senate who will rein in the spending, reel back the over-regulation, and take on the corrupt globalist agenda headfirst,” he said in his statement.