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Podcast: Armstrong Says Schneider Is Campaigning “a Lot More Moderate Than His Voting Record”

Podcast: Armstrong Says Schneider Is Campaigning “a Lot More Moderate Than His Voting Record”

On Friday I had U.S. House candidate Kelly Armstrong on my radio show. He and his Democratic opponent Mac Schneider squared off recently in a debate hosted by the North Dakota Newspaper Association. At that event Armstrong said something about voters having a choice between himself, a conservative Republican, and Schneider who is campaigning as

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

Armstrong Has Big Lead Over Schneider in North Dakota House Race, Candidates About Even on in-State Contributions

Republican state Senator Kelly Armstrong has a strong fundraising lead over former state Senator Mac Schneider in the first report each candidate has filed in North Dakota’s U.S. House race. Both candidates have been active for about the same amount of time. Armstrong officially announced his campaign on February 22nd. Schneider announced his on March

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.D David Samson / Forum News Service

Roll Call: Armstrong Likely to Win North Dakota House Seat, Heitkamp at Risk in Senate Race

According to some prognostication by Roll Call – a Washington D.C.-based publication focusing on politics and Congress – Republicans are set to have a pretty good year here in North Dakota. First, they’re saying state Senator Kelly Armstrong – a candidate for the U.S. House seat currently held by Senate candidate Kevin Cramer – is likely

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 / Forum News Service

Podcast: Democratic House Candidate Mac Schneider Declines to Say if He’d Have Voted for Obamacare

We talked about his recent debate with Republican opponent Kelly Armstrong and the impression many observers got (notably myself and columnist Mike Jacobs) that the two candidates didn’t really do much to contrast themselves. Schneider says he disagrees with Armstrong in several areas mentioning the expansion of corporate farming, Trump’s trade tariffs, and the state’s

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., talks to retired truck drivers about the pension crisis that threatens their livelihood Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Marlin's restaurant in Fargo. Tu-Uyen Tran / The Forum

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Didn’t Show up for Her First Debate With Congressman Kevin Cramer

Over the weekend the North Dakota Newspaper Association held their first debate between North Dakota’s candidates for federal office. Well, two of those candidates anyway. Republican state Senator Kelly Armstrong squared off with Democratic opponent Mac Schneider. Each are seeking North Dakota’s lone U.S. House seat. Observers in the room tell me the two were

Podcast: “I Don’t Feel Like There’s a Blue Wave Coming in North Dakota”

U.S. House candidate Kelly Armstrong joined me on the radio show today to talk about his campaign and his upcoming debate with Democratic opponent Mac Schneider. I asked Armstrong about national political trends, and the predictions for Democratic gains. “I don’t think there’s a blue wave coming in North Dakota,” he told me. He said

Supporters of Kelly Armstrong celebrate as it becomes apparent that he was building a large lead in the delegate count at Saturday's convention. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Armstrong Raised Twice What Campbell Did First Quarter of 2018

After losing the House race endorsement to Kelly Armstrong at the NDGOP state convention earlier this month Tom Campbell, after initially flirting with a run to the June primary ballot, announced that he’d be folding his campaign (though his name will still be on the ballot because he did file petition signatures to be there).

Tom Campbell announces his candidacy for the U.S. House during a U.S. Senate campaign rally for N.D. Rep. Kevin Cramer on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the Ramada in Bismarck. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

Attorney General: Despite Withdrawal Campbell’s Name Will Still Appear on the Primary Ballot

Earlier today state Senator Tom Campbell announced that he was withdrawing from the U.S. House race despite having filed petitions to put his name on the June primary ballot the day before. Campbell’s name will still be on the June ballot, though. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has found no legal provision allowing Campbell to take

Podcast: Armstrong Talks About Campbell Dropping Out, Facebook Faces Questions From Congress

U.S. House candidate Kelly Armstrong talks about his opponent, fellow Republican Tom Campbell, dropping out of the House race. He also discusses the campaign against Democrat Mac Schneider and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announcing his retirement. Former Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth talks about the Facebook hearings in Congress. Here’s the full audio. If

Tom Campbell makes a point during his speech for the Republican congressional endorsement at Saturday's state Republican convention in Grand Forks Saturday at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Campbell Expected to Withdraw From His U.S. House Race

This weekend, after the U.S. House endorsement of the NDGOP state convention to former party chair Kelly Armstrong by a wide margin, state Senator Tom Campbell announced that he would continue on to seek the nomination on the June primary ballot. But when I recorded Campbell making that announcement, he sure didn’t sound very enthusiastic

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