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Will Gardner accepts the party's endorsement for Secretary of State at the 2018 NDGOP state convention at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

The NDGOP Cannot Stand Behind a Convicted Peeping Tom

The NDGOP Cannot Stand Behind a Convicted Peeping Tom

UPDATE: Gardner has withdrawn from the race, though as I note below I don’t believe he can get his name off of the primary ballot at this time. The Grand Forks Herald has more, including comments from incumbent Jaeger. Earlier this year Mandan businessman Will Gardner won the Secretary of State race endorsement of the

Podcast: Stenhejem Talks Opioids Lawsuit, Line 3 Supporter Talks Pipeline, Cramer Takes Calls

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined me on the radio show to discuss the lawsuit he’s filed on behalf of the State of North Dakota against Purdue Pharma, the company which introduced America to Oxycontin. Stenehjem contends that the company committed “consumer fraud” in lying about how addictive the drug is, among other things. He said

FILE PHOTO: North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)

Sean Foss: For AG Stenehjem, Legal Philosophy Depends on Preferred Policy Outcomes

This guest post was submitted by Fargo attorney Sean Foss. For many conservatives, the late Justice Antonin Scalia is the gold-standard for a jurist. Scalia was famous for his so-called originalist approach to the Constitution, where he attempted to apply the Constitution based upon what he believed was the original intent of its authors. Less

Video: Cramer Releases Ad With Heitkamp Shouting That Hillary Clinton “Will Be One of the Greatest Presidents”

In the 2016 election Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton didn’t even manage to get 30 percent of the vote in North Dakota. President Donald Trump, on the other hand, earned nearly 63 percent of the vote. That simple fact is why this new digital ad, released this morning by the Congressman Kevin Cramer’s Senate campaign,

Congressman Kevin Cramer visits with Madison Rodgers, left, and Sierra Heitkamp of the North Dakota Young Republicans at the 2018state Republican convention at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Kevin Cramer: Common-Sense Approach to Health Care

This guest post was submitted by Congressman Kevin Cramer, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2018. No issue touches all of us and our families more closely than health care.  Access to professional medical services when and where we need them is a key factor in our quality of life. These services need to

Proposed Initiated Measure Would Create Constitutional Prohibition on Non-Citizens Voting in North Dakota Elections

This afternoon Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office sent out a press release announcing that an initiated measure had been filed. You can read the proposed measure and other documentation below, but it’s really pretty simple. Here’s the changes it would make to Article II of the North Dakota Constitution (click for a larger view):

Podcast: Responding to Heitkamp, Boschee Talks Voter ID, Eberhart Talks Oil Prices

Secretary of State candidate Josh Boschee joined me on the radio show today. Recently Senator Heidi Heitkamp claimed that North Dakota’s Legislature passed voter ID laws to “clearly target” college students and Native Americans, a claim she hadn’t made prior to her re-election year. Since Boschee is running for a job that has among its

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Senator Heitkamp’s Latest Ad Says She’ll “Work With Anyone,” but Her Enemies List Says Otherwise

Publicly Senator Heidi Heitkamp likes to cultivate for herself a reputation as a pragmatic centrist. In fact, that’s the theme of her most recent radio ad (which hits the airwaves today, I posted the audio on Friday). The title of that ad is “Work With Anyone” and it alleges Senator Heitkamp’s willingness to do just

Podcast: Armstrong Says Schneider Is Campaigning “a Lot More Moderate Than His Voting Record”

On Friday I had U.S. House candidate Kelly Armstrong on my radio show. He and his Democratic opponent Mac Schneider squared off recently in a debate hosted by the North Dakota Newspaper Association. At that event Armstrong said something about voters having a choice between himself, a conservative Republican, and Schneider who is campaigning as

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