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Former Secretary of State candidate Will Gardner

Will Gardner’s Campaign Implosion Is Will Gardner’s Fault

Will Gardner’s Campaign Implosion Is Will Gardner’s Fault

When Will Gardner defeated long-time Republican Secretary of State Al Jaeger at the NDGOP’s convention earlier this year some factions of the party hailed it as a great victory over “the establishment.” I’m not sure that was really the case. Rather, I think it was rank-and-file North Dakota Republicans deciding that Jaeger had worn out

Secretary of State Al Jaeger gestures while testifying on a bill to designate the capitol's Memorial Hall into state statute with that official name. Jaeger was testifying in front of the the House political subdivisions committee. TOM STROMME/Tribune

After Gardner Withdraws, Incumbent Secretary of State Al Jaeger Announces Run as an Independent

UPDATE: The Grand Forks Herald confirms that Jaeger is running as an independent. I just finished a radio interview with North Dakota Republican Party chairman Rick Berg and we spoke about the situation with former Secretary of State candidate Will Gardner from this weekend. Gardner withdrew from the race after a 2006 conviction for window

Will Gardner accepts the party's endorsement for Secretary of State at the 2018 NDGOP state convention at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

The NDGOP Cannot Stand Behind a Convicted Peeping Tom

UPDATE: Gardner has withdrawn from the race, though as I note below I don’t believe he can get his name off of the primary ballot at this time. The Grand Forks Herald has more, including comments from incumbent Jaeger. Earlier this year Mandan businessman Will Gardner won the Secretary of State race endorsement of the

Podcast: Responding to Heitkamp, Boschee Talks Voter ID, Eberhart Talks Oil Prices

Secretary of State candidate Josh Boschee joined me on the radio show today. Recently Senator Heidi Heitkamp claimed that North Dakota’s Legislature passed voter ID laws to “clearly target” college students and Native Americans, a claim she hadn’t made prior to her re-election year. Since Boschee is running for a job that has among its

Podcast: Medical Marijuana, Josh Boschee, Mac Schneider

Jason Wahl from the North Dakota Department of Health joined me on my radio show today to talk about the progress on implementing the medicinal marijuana law. Democratic Secretary of State candidate Josh Boschee talked about the possibility of shorter voting hours in Cass County and the recent ruling by a federal judge on North

Senator Heidi Heitkamp, right, with her brother Joel Heitkamp.

What a Dumb Thing to Do, Senator Heitkamp

Today Senator Heidi Heitkamp went on her brother’s radio show and called me a “snowflake.” I’m assuming the audio will be available on the podcast at some point. I laughed when I heard about it. And I was more than a little surprised too. I won’t lie. As a blogger, columnist, and talk radio host

Will Gardner: We Must Eliminate Unverified Ballots in North Dakota

This guest post was submitted by Will Gardner, a candidate for the NDGOP nomination for Secretary of State. When you hear of election fraud, do you think of Russian cyber interference or do you think of the thousands of unverified ballots in our last statewide election? Oh, wait — you don’t know about the 16,000+

Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Podcast: Rep. Josh Boschee Talks About Campaign for Secretary of State

On my radio show today state Rep. Josh Boschee, a Democrat from District 44 who has announced a campaign for Secretary of State, joined me to talk about seeking statewide office. Not surprisingly, he jabbed Republican incumbent Al Jaeger over a lack of progress toward modernizing his office. “He’s depending on a 1985 version of

Rep. Josh Boschee, D-Fargo, announces his candidacy for North Dakota Secretary of State, during a press conference Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Abovo Events, 218 Broadway, Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

North Dakota Actually Has Voter Turnout Levels Above the National Average

State Rep. Josh Boschee, a Democrat from Fargo, has announced his campaign for Secretary of State (he’ll be joining me on my radio show tomorrow). He’s already getting in digs at Republican incumbent Al Jaeger talking about the need to modernize the office and improve its performance on things like business filings. There’s going to

Rep. Joshua Boschee, D-Fargo

Fargo Democrat Josh Boschee to Run for Secretary of State

It seems clear that both Republicans and Democrats think incumbent Al Jaeger has been Secretary of State for long enough. Jaeger, who officially announced his bid for re-election today, is being challenged for the NDGOP nomination by fellow Republican Will Gardner of Mandan. Now state Rep. Josh Boschee of Fargo, a Democrat, has announced that

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