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UPDATED: Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley Dodges Media Looking To Ask Questions About Affair

UPDATED: Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley Dodges Media Looking To Ask Questions About Affair

UPDATE: Per his comments below, former Governor Ed Schafer is accusing Valley News Live of “blatantly false” reporting. Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley hasn’t spoken to the media about the extramarital affair the confessed to earlier this month since the news broke, but he’s still making public appearances. He made one today in Fargo at the Big

Audio: Former ND Governor Ed Schafer Says North Dakota Needs A "Conservative Correction"

Former North Dakota Governor Ed Schafer, a Republican who was in office from 1993 until 2001, appeared on the Need To Know Morning Show on AM1100 WZFG with host Steve Hallstrom and answered some question about the politics surrounding the state’s open gubernatorial seat. Hallstrom asked Schafer if he had thought of running for another

Williston Herald Editor: Politicians Cheating On Their Wives Is Like Lions Hunting Gazelles Or Something

“To crucify a rising politician for adultery is like applauding a lion on the savanna for hunting the wildebeest and the antelope, but then being outraged when it kills a gazelle,” is a thing Williston Daily Herald Matt Hickman has written about the scandal surrounding Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley’s extramarital affair. I actually laughed out loud

NDGOP Gets Another Governor Candidate As Democrats Struggle To Find One

Last month a friend asked me to place a bet. “How many governor hopefuls at the convention next spring?” he asked me. “The line is 6. Over or under?” I didn’t place a bet, because I don’t gamble, but 205 days away from the NDGOP convention on April 1st and already we’re looking at five

Heidi Heitkamp Isn't Running For Governor, Now What?

Earlier today Senator Heidi Heitkamp announced that she’s not running for governor in 2016 (during a call-in to a left wing radio show from Washington DC, if that didn’t make it obvious what her decision was). Now what? First, let’s look at what this means on the right side of politics. Republicans, even despite the

Senator John Hoeven: Affair Scandal Doesn't Disqualify Wrigley From Governor Race

Senator John Hoeven appeared on AM1100 WZFG with Steve Hallstrom this morning and was asked about the scandal around Drew Wrigley’s affair, the news of which broke here on SAB yesterday. Hoeven said that he doesn’t believe the scandal should stop Wrigley from running for governor. In related news, the children in charge of the

'I Was Unfaithful:' Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley Acknowledges Extra-Marital Affair, Says He's Still Deciding On 2016 Campaign

Tonight I can report that Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley, a Republican who is among those considering a 2016 run for Governor, has acknowledged having an extra-marital affair with a Bismarck woman. “Many months ago I went to Kathleen and confessed that I was unfaithful,” Wrigley told me this afternoon in a phone interview, referring to

Video: North Dakota Senate Passes Oil Tax Reform Bill

It was a large video file to upload so it may be a couple of minutes before it appears After roughly three hours of debate, during which Senate Democrats worked to wring every possible drop of political theater out of the proceedings, the state Senate tonight passed an oil tax reform bill as amended in

Discrimination Against Student Athletes?

After I reported that nearly a quarter million dollars worth of Challenge Fund grants to the state’s university foundations had been used for athletic scholarships at NDSU, Minot State, and Dickinson State, lawmakers decided to amend HB1151 which is the re-authorization from the fund. Even though the original legislation creating the fund said, in clear language, that

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