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Tim Hoye, left, and Kylie Oversen

Kylie Oversen, Tim Hoye Vying for Chair of North Dakota Democratic Party

Kylie Oversen, Tim Hoye Vying for Chair of North Dakota Democratic Party

According to multiple sources, attorney Kylie Oversen is throwing her hat in to lead the North Dakota Democratic Party. Again. Oversen was chair of the party previously from 2015 to 2018, stepping down in the middle of election season last year to focus on her unsuccessful bid for Tax Commissioner. She hasn’t had a lot

As if We Needed More Evidence That the Democratic Party Doesn’t Really Like North Dakota

There’s a reason why states like North Dakota – rural states where jobs and prosperity rely in large part on agriculture and energy – have become deeply Republican in recent decades. It’s because the modern Democratic party doesn’t seem to like our states all that much. The party’s luminaries are downright snide when they talk

Joe Biden reacts to a Carson Wentz jersey given to him by then-Sen. Heidi Heitkamp after his speech to the North Dakota Democratic convention in Grand Forks during the 2018 election cycle. As he begins a campaign for the White House in the 2020 cycle Biden faces accusations of behaving inappropriately with a female politician during an event. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

The 2020 Democratic Primary Might Destroy Identity Politics Once and for All

I am not a fan of President Donald Trump’s approach to politics and governing. I’m talking about style, not necessarily substance. On policy I agree with the Trump administration more often than I disagree, but when you’re the leader of the free world your style matters too. Trump’s tweets make me cringe. His use of

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) talks to voters at AFL-CIO House of Labor in Bismarck, N.D., Nov. 5, 2018. (Hilary Swift/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Senator Heidi Heitkamp: “I Think I’m Done With Electoral Politics”

After losing big on election day to Republican Kevin Cramer, many wondered what the future might hold for outgoing Senator Heidi Heitkamp. North Dakota Democrats have struggled mightily to recruit candidates for some time now. In fact, the only Democrat to win in the statewide ballot in North Dakota since 2008 is Heitkamp, who was

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