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Bad News For Democrats: Former Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords Coming To North Dakota

Bad News For Democrats: Former Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords Coming To North Dakota

Former Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords was forced to leave Congress after she was shot by a deranged man in Tucson. Now she’s on a multi-state tour aimed at chastising members of Congress who voted against gun control. “Our intention is not to chastise people,” Giffords aide Pia Carusone told Politico, but rather to “draw attention to

Financial Disclosures Show Sen. Heitkamp Owns Stock In Companies She Regulates

Here in North Dakota, since the last election cycle, Democrats have been attacking Republicans for supposed corruption stemming from financial relations between them and the companies they regulate. Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk, and former Commissioner turned Congressman Kevin Cramer, have been attacked for taking campaign contributions (perfectly legal and 100% disclosed) from coal industry

ND Senate Votes To Make Grand Jury Petitions Tougher

Under North Dakota law, a grand jury can be empaneled to investigate criminal charges through the petition process. This was a little-used part of state law until just recently when a group Governor Jack Dalrymple’s political enemies decided to try a petition to investigate allegations of fraud related to legal and disclosed campaign contributions. Those

Dalrymple Grand Jury Petitioners Fail Again

A second attempt by backers of a petition calling for Governor Jack Dalrymple to be investigated for alleged bribery has failed in Dunn County. Despite a pretty low bar for the number of signatures required, circulators couldn’t find enough qualified signers. Plus, the judge ruled again that Dunn County isn’t the appropriate jurisdiction for the

ND House Votes For Stronger Voter ID Law, Kills Democrat Ethics And Transparency Bills

In less than an hour the North Dakota House voted on ten bills related to voting, campaigns and legislative ethics. I’m glad Republicans voted in tougher voter ID laws, and voted to move up campaign disclosure dates, but I think they may have made a real mistake in not approving at least a couple of

House Votes To Make Grand Jury Petitions Tougher

Last year a group of activists got together and gather signature for petitions to empanel a grand jury charged with investigating bribery allegations against Governor Jack Dalrymple. North Dakota state law allows for petitioners to initiate a grand jury with signatures numbering just 10% of the number of people who voted in the gubernatorial race

ND Dems Put Their Crosshairs On Free Speech In Upcoming Session

In response to Governor Jack Dalrymple’s State of the State speech today (posts about that here and here), North Dakota Democrats have released their own list of priorities. For the most part, they’re really not all that different from Governor Dalrymple’s priorities, though they do a good job getting some nice, partisan jabs in for

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