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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

A screenshot from a campaign ad featuring North Dakota state Senator Tom Campbell via YouTube

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

Former state Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider announced his bid for the U.S. House of Representatives in Grand Forks on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Sam Easter / Forum News Service

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

State Sen. John Grabinger, D-Jamestown

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