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

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

Rep. Joshua Boschee, D-Fargo, listens to Human Services Committee Chairman Rep. Robin Weisz, R-Hurdsfield, answer a question he posed during the floor debate on HB1386 at the state Capitol on 2-10-2017. The bill, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, was defeated 22-69.

North Dakota Democrats Are Goldbricking on the Gay Rights Debate

Earlier this month legislation to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity failed in the state Legislature for the fourth consecutive time. After that latest failure I asked a question: Why do Democrats keep trying to win this policy fight by doing the same thing over and over again? For more than eight

Rep. Joshua Boschee, D-Fargo, listens to Human Services Committee Chairman Rep. Robin Weisz, R-Hurdsfield, answer a question Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, during the floor debate on HB1386 at the state Capitol in Bismarck. The bill, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, was defeated 22-69. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

North Dakota’s Democrats Are Sandbagging Gay Rights Legislation

For the fourth time in the last decade legislation to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity failed in the state Legislature (watch video of the floor debate here). Not surprisingly that news inspired frustration and disappointment among some, including U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, the only Democrat elected to statewide office in our state.

Rep. Josh Boschee, a Democrat from Fargo, attempts to amend legislation aimed at banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Video: With Little Debate, State House Votes Down Bill Banning Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

Last legislative session SB2279, which would have banned discrimination in North Dakota based on sexual orientation or gender identity, prompted a barn burner debate on the House floor were it was ultimately defeated (it had previously passed in the Senate). The bill was divided on the House floor (meaning they voted on different portions of

Rep. Tom Beadle, seen here speaking on the House floor in 2015, offered amendments to legislation outlawing discrimination which would have narrowed its focus.

Legislative Committee Couldn’t Even Stomach Banning Government Discrimination Against Gays

When it comes to the issues surrounding gay rights both sides of the argument are guilty of intransigence. Those on the right who oppose things like marriage equality for homosexuals are quickly being moved to the margins of American politics. But something which has hurt the cause of gay rights are folks on the left

State Rep. Joshua Boschee (D-Fargo) urges support for SB 2279 during North Dakota's 2015 legislative session. Photo by TOM STROMME / Bismarck Tribune

North Dakota Will Again Debate Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

For the fourth consecutive biennial session the North Dakota Legislature will debate a bill banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. As near as I can tell, this legislation is essentially a duplicate of SB2279 which caused a ruckus when it was voted down last legislative session. The bipartisan bill – HB1386 introduced by openly gay state

This photo, provided by state Rep. Blair Thoreson, allegedly shows an unidentified individual stealing signs advertising Thoreson and other Republican candidates. Submitted photo

Republican Leg Candidates Say They’ve Contacted Law Enforcement Over Destroyed Campaign Signs in Fargo

In wouldn’t be election season without some stories about campaign sign chicanery, but it seems what’s going on with some signs in District 44 is particularly egregious. That district is home to a heated contest between incumbent Senator Tim Flakoll and Rep. Blair Thoreson as well as newcomer state House candidate Gail Nelson on the

State Rep. Marvin Nelson, D-Rolla, announces his run for governor on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party headquarters in Bismarck, N.D.

Marvin Nelson’s Pro-Life Record Is a Headache for Democrats

Karla Rose Hanson is a Democrat running for the state House in District 44. Current the House seats in that district are held by Republican Blair Thoreson and Democrat Josh Boschee. In a letter to the Fargo Forum recently, Hanson hit Thoreson for voting for a pro-life constitutional amendment which ultimately died on the statewide ballot:

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