Tag Archives: election 2018

President Donald Trump signs a sweeping tax bill in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 22, 2017. Trump signed the bill on Friday that Republicans promise will benefit the middle class, despite warnings from Democrats that the new law could be harmful to the country. (Doug Mills/The New York Times Copyright 2017)

North Dakotans Could Enjoy an Additional $33.8 Million in Savings Thanks to the Trump Tax Cuts

North Dakotans Could Enjoy an Additional $33.8 Million in Savings Thanks to the Trump Tax Cuts

I had to laugh a bit when I saw this headline over my colleague John Hageman’s piece about the impact of federal tax reform on state-level revenues. “ND tax office expects revenue hit from new tax law, but top legislators don’t plan on changes,” is the headline, and while it’s certainly true the Republican-backed tax

Grand Forks attorney David Thompson is escorted to the podium to accept the ND Democratic party's nomination to run for Attorney General. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Podcast: Democratic Attorney General Candidate Says Stenehjem, Dalrymple Violated Bribery Statutes

This last weekend Grand Forks attorney David Thompson was endorsed by the North Dakota Democratic Party as their candidate for Attorney General. Today on my radio show Thompson told me the incumbent Attorney General, Wayne Stenehjem, as well as former Governor Jack Dalrymple are both guilty of taking bribes. “I’m accusing Governor Jack Dalrymple and

Former U.S. Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., talks about his life after leaving office during an interview Friday, May 10, 2013, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

Former Congressman Rick Berg Elected as New NDGOP Chairman

When state Senator Kelly Armstrong launched his campaign for the U.S. House he had to step down from his position as chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party. Since then Vice Chairman Jim Poolman has been serving as the acting chairman, but today the party’s state committee met to select a new chairman. That chairman

Rep. Randy Boehning

Podcast: “The Only Thing Grindr Is Good for Is Making Sausages and Hamburgers”

Republican state Representative Randy Boehning was last on the ballot in 2014. In 2015, contemporaneous to a contentious vote on gay rights legislation, Boehning admitted to sending a man unsolicited and explicit pictures of himself on Grindr. That’s an app which bills itself as “the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and

Screenshot from a 2017 television ad for then-U.S. Senate candidate Tom Campbell. Campbell has since switched his candidacy to the U.S. House. via YouTube

Campbell Campaign Won’t Say if They’re Paying for Delegates to Attend State Convention

The NDGOP convention next month is a little more high stakes than usual thanks to a contested race for the House endorsement. There are five candidates in that race, but two real front runners, state Senators Tom Campbell and Kelly Armstrong. The latter Senator has said on the record that he will abide by the

North Dakota Democratic congressional candidate Ben Hanson speaks during district conventions in Fargo Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. John Hageman / Forum News Service

Democrat Ben Hanson Hangs up House Campaign

Former Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider may have won the endorsement from delegates to the North Dakota Democratic Party’s state convention over the weekend, but in North Dakota the actual party nominees are chosen on the June ballot. After the convention, clearly a little bitter at losing to Schneider’s last-minute (and Heitkamp-backed) blitz campaign, former

Former ND Congressman Earl Pomeroy makes his way to the stage at the ND Democratic convention to deliver the keynote address Friday. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Podcast: Former Congressman Earl Pomeroy Talks State Convention

On the radio show today, former Congressman Earl Pomeroy joins me to talk about the North Dakota Democratic Party’s state convention held over the weekend. He’d like former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to put a sock in it already, and thinks North Dakota Democrats can win by sticking to local issues. Speaking of the state

Dina Butcher delivers a proposed ballot measure creating an ethics commission to Secretary of State Al Jaeger. Pictures center, in the back, is fellow measure organizer Ellen Chaffee.

Anti-Corruption Ballot Measure Activists, Flush With Out of State Money, Looking to Hire Professional Signature Collectors

A group of people in North Dakota calling themselves the North Dakotans for Public Integrity is really just a front group for a left wing group called Represent.US as the Associated Press uncovered recently. The ballot measure they’re pushing (or ballot measures, I guess) is just a local iteration of what Represent.US calls the American

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is cheered on by delegates at her nomination for the United States Senate Saturday at the ND Democratic convention. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

It Seems Like More of the Same From North Dakota Democrats

The North Dakota Democratic Party held their state convention over the weekend, and the message they’re promoting through press releases and commentary from media surrogates coming out is one of renewed vigor. But where’s the evidence for that? The party brought more delegates to this convention, sure, but there wasn’t much improvement over their 2016

Will Gardner: We Must Eliminate Unverified Ballots in North Dakota

This guest post was submitted by Will Gardner, a candidate for the NDGOP nomination for Secretary of State. When you hear of election fraud, do you think of Russian cyber interference or do you think of the thousands of unverified ballots in our last statewide election? Oh, wait — you don’t know about the 16,000+