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Congressional candidate Ben Hanson (Grady McGregor / Forum News Service)

Democratic House Candidate Raises Paltry $36,000 in First Quarter

Democratic House Candidate Raises Paltry $36,000 in First Quarter

North Dakota’s Democrats would like us to believe that there’s a lot of enthusiasm in the state for unseating incumbent Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer in the upcoming 2018 election cycle. But judging by the financials for Ben Hanson, the only challenger to Cramer to announce so far, that just isn’t the case. Hanson announced his

President Donald Trump discusses the Raise Act, proposed immigration legislation, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington, Aug. 2, 2017. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

President Trump’s Threat Against NBC’s Broadcast License Is Stupid and Counterproductive

Our blustery President, in one of his fits of social media pique, suggested that perhaps the broadcast license for NBC News ought to be pulled based on some of their coverage:   With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?

Rep. Kevin Cramer answers questions from the Grand Forks Herald editorial board in Aug. 2016. Joshua Komer / Forum News Service

Audio: Potential Senate Candidate Kevin Cramer Says “We Have a One Chamber Problem and It’s the Senate”

Congressman Kevin Cramer joined me on my radio show yesterday for his weekly open phones segment, and responding to a caller question he ended up ripping Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The caller was complaining about the lack of Republican progress on priorities like repealing Obamacare, and Cramer defended the House of Representatives pointing out

Podcast: Congressman Kevin Cramer House Would Probably Pass Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill

The national political debate is focused on the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill right now, yet another Republican effort to deal with Obamacare after campaigning on repealing and replacing that awful policy for years. Will they be successful? Or will Republicans fall on their faces again? “This was a little bit different than the last one in

Doug Burgum addresses the crowd after winning the office of governor Nov. 8, 2016, at the Sanctuary Events Center in Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Governor Doug Burgum Probably Isn’t Going to Run for the U.S. Senate

UPDATE: Governor Burgum has responded to my request for comment. He said there is “no truth whatsoever” to the rumors. Speculation and rumor mongering about North Dakota’s 2018 U.S. Senate race is in high gear, all the more so because incumbent Democrat Heidi Heitkamp announced her re-election campaign officially this week. There are lots and lots

State Rep. Rick Becker, left, and State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt, right.

Voters Getting Call From Pollster Testing Becker, Schmidt Against Heitkamp

Multiple SAB readers contacted me last night and this morning saying they’ve been getting polled on potential match ups in North Dakota’s 2018 Senate race. Incumbent Democrat Heidi Heitkamp announced that she’s running for re-election this morning, which is news to exactly nobody given the millions from out of state she’s already been stuffing in

Border States Electric CEO Tammy Miller

Border States Electric CEO Tammy Miller Considering Challenging Heitkamp for Senate Seat

North Dakota’s Senate race is heating up for Republicans. Congressman Kevin Cramer is considering a Senate run, and state Senator Tom Campbell of Grafton (who will be on my radio show this afternoon) is officially in the race and campaigning hard. Also considering Senate bids are state Rep. Rick Becker of Bismarck, former Congressman Rick

Donald Trump, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, speaks during a news conference in Bismarck, N.D., May 26, 2016. (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)

Expect Trump to Turn up the Heat on Vulnerable Senator Heidi Heitkamp During North Dakota Visit

News broke yesterday that President Donald Trump will be visiting the Bismarck/Mandan area next week. It will be Trump’s second visit to North Dakota in the last two years, and his first as a sitting President. It’ll also be the first visit to North Dakota by a sitting President since Barack Obama went to the

Former state Rep. Ben Hanson, a Democrat from West Fargo, speaks on the floor of the North Dakota House of Representatives during the 2016 legislative session. Hanson is now running for the U.S. House.

Democratic House Candidate Forgets to Mention That Time Voters Kicked Him Out of the Legislature

Ben Hanson, who announced earlier this month his candidacy for the U.S. House seat currently occupied by Republican Kevin Cramer, wrote on Medium about why he launched his campaign. It’s titled, very creatively, “Why I’m running for Congress.” Most of the text is the usual sort of rote talking points we get from politicians. It’s long

State Senator Tom Campbell appears in a video ad for his 2018 U.S. Senate campaign via YouTube

More Than a Year Away From Election Day Republican Tom Campbell Is Already Carpet Bombing North Dakotans With TV Ads

State Senator Tom Campbell just dropped his third television ad of the 2018 election cycle. Last week we got “Combine and a Prayer” as well as the pro-Trump ad “Message,” this week we get “Threshing.” Which Campbell turns into an agriculturally-themed pun. He’s going to give Washington a threshing. Do you get it? Because he’s a conservative outsider


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