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Democrat Insider: State Party Engaged in “Backstabbing and Double Dealing” With Some Candidates

Democrat Insider: State Party Engaged in “Backstabbing and Double Dealing” With Some Candidates

Yesterday I wrote a post, based on comments from a past statewide candidate for the North Dakota Democrats, which was critical of the state party’s handling of their state convention this weekend, among other things. My source called the convention a “celebration of incompetence.” Today another Democrat active in state politics contacted me to say

Campbell for Senate Radio Ads Still Running

Earlier this week a reader sent me a mailer he’d received from the Tom Campbell campaign which still had the state Senator running against Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp for the U.S. Senate. The problem being that Campbell switched his Senate race into a House race weeks back when North Dakota’s current congressman, Kevin Cramer, announced

North Dakotans Have a Choice Between Democrats Who Say They’ll Govern Like Republicans and Actual Republicans

Over the weekend the Associated Press had an interesting article about the crop of Democratic U.S. House candidates – former state lawmakers Mac Schneider and Ben Hanson, alongside current state Senator John Grabinger – who have emerged since incumbent Republican Kevin Cramer announced his candidacy for the Senate. “North Dakota’s Democratic U.S. House hopefuls are

North Dakota Democrats Will Have a Competition for a Party Endorsement for the First Time in a Long Time

The problem North Dakota’s Democrats have usually faced, in recent election cycles, is finding enough candidates to run for statewide office. While the NDGOP routinely enjoys the luxury of multiple candidates often competing for one race or another, the Democrats are often flirting with the embarrassment of being a major political party with no candidate

Video: Senators Defeat Bill For Annual Sessions

Today the Senate defeated SB2247 – introduced by Senator John Grabinger (D-Jamestown) – which would have split the 80 days allowed in the state constitution into two annual sessions. One would consist of 50 days every odd-numbered year. The other would consist of 30 days every even-numbered year. The bill had bi-partisan support, mostly from

North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 12 and 29 Jamestown and Stutsman, Foster, and LaMoure Counties

This post is part of a continuing series highlighting the potential state legislative candidates from each district for their party’s nomination. For more information on this series, refer to the “SAB’s Guide To North Dakota District Conventions: A Government Of People Who Show Up” post. The Districts: 12 and 29 Click on a District number above for a map

North Dakota Senate Mid-Session Legislative Vote Ranking

Yesterday we published a ranking of North Dakota House members based on what we considered to be key votes from the first half of the session. Today we’re publishing the Senate version of that ranking. What you’ll notice, right off the bat, is that the House is a lot more conservative than the Senate. That

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