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Podcast: Senate Candidate Paul Schaffner Has Little to Say About Conviction for Soliciting a Prostitute

Podcast: Senate Candidate Paul Schaffner Has Little to Say About Conviction for Soliciting a Prostitute

U.S. Senate candidate Paul Schaffner was on my radio show today. You may remember me writing about Schaffner announcing, and then withdrawing, a similar campaign late last month. In that post I noted Schaffner’s conviction last year for soliciting a prostitute. I asked him about it today, but he said he couldn’t talk about it

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks at a policy summit hosted by the Americans for Prosperity-North Dakota on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at the Avalon Events Center in Fargo. David Samson / The Forum

Congressman Cramer Reconsidering Run for U.S. Senate Race

Roughly a month ago Congressman Kevin Cramer announced that he would not be running for the U.S. Senate. Today I can report that Cramer’s decision may not be quite as solid as previously advertised. Multiple sources have confirmed to me that the Congressman is under serious pressure to change his mind. I reached Cramer this

Podcast: Emineth Says “So What” to Controversy Over Inflammatory Social Media Posts

The full audio from today’s radio broadcast is below. Info on listening to the show live, or getting the podcast, is here. U.S. Senate candidate Gary Emineth joined me on air today to address controversy surrounding inflammatory social media posts he’s made over the year. Right off the bat, I asked him about his claim

U.S. Senate candidate Gary Emineth speaks at the NDGOPs District 35 convention in Bismarck on January 31, 2018. Photo via Emineth campaign

Will North Dakotans Care About Gary Emineth’s Intemperate Social Media Postings?

On Sunday some dummy wrote a print column about how North Dakota’s Democrats should avoid hubris when it comes to the U.S. Senate race this year. That dummy was me, and my point was that 2018 Democrats talking about Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s chances of re-election have begun to sound like Republicans in 2012 talking about

State Senator Tom Campbell appears in a video ad for his 2018 U.S. Senate campaign. YouTube

More Than 75 Percent of Senate Candidate Tom Campbell’s Financial Support Came From a Man Named Tom Campbell

It’s the same Tom Campbell, in case you didn’t get the joke. I’m probably not as funny as I think I am. Anyway, this is not so good: Republican state Sen. Tom Campbell's campaign says he's raised more than $1 million for his U.S. Senate campaign, with nearly three-quarters of it coming from himself. —

Paul Schaffner Photo from Schaffners 2010 House campaign

Third Candidate Announces for U.S. Senate Campaign

UPDATE: Schaffner has now informed me, as of about 1:15am on Feb. 1, that he is again not running. A third candidate has announced that he will be seeking the NDGOP nomination for the U.S. Senate. Paul Schaffner of Bismarck sent me the press release below tonight. He also posted his announcement to a Facebook group

Podcast: Senate Candidate Gary Emineth Says “Heitkamp Is Scared”

“We finally got to the point where we could say we were in,” Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gary Emineth said of his decision to acknowledge that his campaign is official today. “It’s going to be nasty,” he said of the impending race. “Heidi Heitkamp is afraid,” he said. While acknowledging that she’ll be a “tough”

Bismarck businessman and former NDGOP Chairman Gary Emineth speaks about one of his businesses in Grand Forks. Photo by Tim Albrecht/Grand Forks Herald

Gary Emineth Will Be Officially Launching U.S. Senate Campaign in February

Earlier this month I broke the news that Bismarck businessman, and former NDGOP Chairman, Gary Emineth was considering a run for the U.S. Senate. This morning I can report, based on information from a source close to Emineth who spoke on condition of anonymity, that said run will happen. “Gary intends to begin going to

Gary Emineth Photo by Tim Albrecht/Grand Forks Herald

Podcast: Potential Senate Candidate Gary Emineth Says Heitkamp Is “Very Beatable”

“She’s very beatable.” That’s what former NDGOP chairman Gary Emineth told me about Democratic Senate incumbent Heidi Heitkamp today. I broke the news yesterday that Emineth is considering a run for the Senate. Today he joined me on my radio show to talk about it (full audio of today’s show is below, subscribe to the

Former NDGOP Chairman Gary Emineth Photo by Tim Albrecht/Grand Forks Herald

Former NDGOP Chairman Gary Emineth Considering U.S. Senate Run

Last week we got news that Congressman Kevin Cramer would not be running for the U.S. Senate, leaving state Senator Tom Campbell as the only announced Republican against Democrat incumbent Heidi Heitkamp. But today I can report that Gary Emineth, a Bismarck-based businessman and former Chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party, is thinking about

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