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The Public Will Eventually Lose Patience With Republican Stupidity

The Public Will Eventually Lose Patience With Republican Stupidity

Every time a Republican elected official makes headline with some stupid social media post or Republicans nominate a peeping tom for statewide office, or object to a non-Christian invocation at the Legislature, or accuses a sitting Congresswoman of being trained by the same group responsible for the 9/11 attacks, some credibility is lost. Continue reading…

Rep. Jim Grueneich, (left) a Republican currently representing District 12 (Jamestown area) in the North Dakota Legislature, is moving with his wife, Naomi, to Edgeley. He is pictured with then-Jamestown Mayor Katie Andersen and Bernie Satrom. Forum News Service file photo

Jamestown Republican’s Move to Edgeley Will Set Off Competition With Incumbent Republicans

“Ellendale is actually home to me,” he said. “That’s where I grew up. My folks still live there.” Continue reading…

State Rep. Daniel Johnston (R-Kathryn)

Republican Candidate for Treasurer Has Collections Judgments on His Record

MINOT, N.D. — On Saturday, Jan. 4, I was the first to report that Republican state lawmaker Daniel Johnston, a Republican from Kathryn, would be launching a campaign for state Treasurer. Long-time Republican incumbent Kelly Schmidt has opted not to run for another term. So far, Johnston is the only announced candidate in the race.

State Rep. Dan Johnson (R-Kathryn) via Facebook

Republican Lawmaker Dan Johnston Expected to Announce Campaign for Treasurer

Rep. Daniel Johnston represents District 24 in the North Dakota House of Representatives. He lives in Kathryn (south of Valley City) and is still serving his first term in the Legislature, having first been elected during the 2016 election cycle. In 2020, he’d like North Dakota voters to give him a promotion. He’s expected to

Raheem Williams

UPDATED: With Incumbent Kelly Schmidt Retiring, Fargo Republican Says He’s Interested in Running for State Treasurer

North Dakota Treasurer Kelly Schmidt, a Republican, has announced she won’t seek a fifth four-year term in office during the 2020 election cycle. “This is not something I have taken lightly,” she told Bismarck Tribune reporter Jack Dura. “I have thought about it. I have prayed about it. I have visited with my family about

North Dakota Republican Group Votes for Making Access to Recreational Marijuana a Constitutional Right

UPDATE: NDYR state chairman Reed Christianson called me to clarify that the vote was intended as a “straw poll” and not really an endorsement. However the ballots circulated, which you can see below, describe the vote as an endorsement. It’s not clear if conference attendees felt that they were endorsing or not, but I wanted to

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread announces Wednesday, Oct. 16, his reelection bid at Republican party headquarters in Bismarck. Jeremy Turley / Forum News Service

Plain Talk: North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Got Individual Insurance Rates 20 Percent Lower, Here’s What He Wants to Do Next

Most North Dakotans get their insurance through some sort of group plan, usually through an employer, but our state is also a unique place. We have a lot of self-employed entrepreneurs, people like ranchers and farmers and other small business owners, and they’re responsible for purchasing their own insurance. The only news most of us

Republican state Auditor Josh Gallion

Josh Gallion Represents a Real Conundrum for North Dakota Republicans

Auditor Josh Gallion is in Bismarck announcing his re-election campaign even as I type these words. He’ll be making a follow-up announcement in Fargo later today, weather permitting. You can read his full press release below. Despite being young, by political standards, and just finishing up his first term, there was some hesitation on the

President Donald Trump speaks with Gov. Doug Burgum and his wife, Kathryn Helgaas on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Fargo Air National Guard Base ahead of his rally at Scheels Arena in Fargo. Erin Bormett / The Forum

Amid Scandal and a Push for Impeachment North Dakota’s Top Elected Officials Join Trump’s Re-Election Campaign

There were some headlines earlier this week about incumbent President Donald Trump losing some popularity in North Dakota ahead of the 2020 election year. That was according to one poll, anyway, and I’m dubious of its findings for several reasons. Still, scandal has enveloped the Trump administration, and there is an ardent for impeachment in

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