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North Dakota's candidates for State Treasurer in the 2016 election cycle. From the left, state Senator Tim Mathern, a Democrat, incumbent Kelly Schmidt, a Republican, and Libertarian candidate Eric Olson.

Audio: North Dakota State Treasurer Candidates Debate Whether the Office Should Even Exist

Audio: North Dakota State Treasurer Candidates Debate Whether the Office Should Even Exist

Yesterday on my radio show I had the three candidates for state Treasurer on for a debate. One of these candidates – Democratic challenger Tim Mathern, who is also a state Senator from Fargo – wants to close the office down. “We have too many state agencies dealing with our,” Mathern said, arguing that the

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Eric Olson: Forget A Third Party, North Dakota Needs A Second Party

You typically hear Libertarians such as myself advocate for a third party to bring choice to the otherwise one dimensional political landscape of left vs right.   The reality of our current situation is that North Dakota is a one party state.   The current state Senate is 68% Republican, the House is 76% Republican,

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