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North Dakota Democrats Drop Third Pro-Coachman Mailer in Sec. of State Race, This One Quoting Republican Lawmakers

North Dakota Democrats Drop Third Pro-Coachman Mailer in Sec. of State Race, This One Quoting Republican Lawmakers

The North Dakota Democratic Party has sent out a third mailer in the Secretary of State race, again not touting their candidate Josh Boschee but rather a last-minute independent candidate named Michael Coachman. Coachman styles himself a conservative but is on the ballot as an independent. Long-time incumbent Al Jaeger is also on the ballot

North Dakota Democrats Send Out Mailer Supporting Third Party Candidate as “The Real Conservative” in Sec. of State Race

Over the weekend a reader sent me some photos of a mailer sent out by the North Dakota Democratic party which was pretty clearly to look, at first glance, like an endorsement of independent Secretary of State candidate Michael Coachman. The colors and images used in the ad looked like it was a pro-Coachman ad,

Democrats Send Mailer Appearing to Promote Trump-Backing Independent Candidate for Secretary of State

North Dakota’s Secretary of State race is a three-way competition between incumbent Republican Al Jaeger (on the ballot as an independent because of this), Democrat Josh Boschee, and Republican-leaning independent Michael Coachman. Today a number of readers reached out to me about mailers they’ve received, identified as paid for by the North Dakota Democratic Party,

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 News Service

I Really Wanted to Vote for Democrat Josh Boschee as Secretary of State

Over the years I have been consistently critical of Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s handling of his duties. There have never been any large problems in his office, but there is a consistent stream of little ones, from goofs in administering elections and ballot measures to how slow his office has been to embrace modern

Podcast: Al Jaeger, Josh Boschee, and Senate Debate Preview

On the radio show today Secretary of State Al Jaeger, and his Democratic challenger Josh Boschee, each gave their sides of the story about a problem with misprinted ballots in Mercer County. Jaeger says the mistake was made at the county level. Boshcee says it’s Jaeger’s fault, and part of a pattern of errors coming

Podcast: Former Kavanaugh Co-Worker Sara Fagen, Kris Cramer, Josh Boschee

On the radio show today Kris Cramer, wife to and campaign manager for Senate candidate Kevin Cramer, joined me to talk about Democratic attacks on her work for her husband. Also Sara Fagen, who worked with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the George W. Bush administration, shared her reflections on the man and the

U.S. House candidates Democrat Mac Schneider, left, and Republican Kelly Armstrong debate on Saturday, May 5, 2018, during the North Dakota Newspaper Association's annual convention at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck. David Samson / The Forum

Poll: The Only Competitive Candidate North Dakota Democrats Have on the Statewide Ballot Is Heidi Heitkamp

Earlier this week we got polling from Mason-Dixon, a well-respected polling firm retained by Fargo-based TV station Valley News Live, which showed Congressman Kevin Cramer with a small four-point lead over Senate incumbent Heidi Heitkamp. In an average of the three publicly-released public opinion polls dating back to February Cramer also leads Heitkamp, albeit by

Former Secretary of State candidate Will Gardner TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune

When Will Gardner Decline the Secretary of State Nomination?

Last night Will Gardner won the Republican Secretary of State nomination with over 54,000 votes. This despite Gardner withdrawing earlier this year amid scandal related to a 2006 disorderly conduct conviction for peeping on college girls in their dorms at North Dakota State University with his pants undone. Absent some action from Gardner his name

Rep. Joshua Boschee, D-Fargo, is interviewed after his party's endorsement for secretary of state at the Democratic convention Saturday. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Group That Describes Voter ID Laws as “Suppression” Endorses Secretary of State Candidate Josh Boschee

A left wing 527 group called Let America Vote has endorsed Democratic Secretary of State candidate Josh Boschee. “Josh Boschee is one of North Dakota’s strongest advocates for voting rights and he’ll be an outstanding secretary of state,” the group’s president Jason Kander said in a statement (see below). “Josh believes in removing barriers to the

Podcast: “Why Would You Want the Republican Wannabe When You Can Have the Republican?”

“It had nothing to do with complaining about President Trump,” Congressman Kevin Cramer told me today of a recent visit with the Trump administration. That visit has been characterized by some media reports (which, in turn, were hyped by Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign) as a gripe session from Cramer who is supposedly upset about the

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