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

Nationally Democratic House Candidates Are Raking It In, but Not in North Dakota

Nationally Democratic House Candidates Are Raking It In, but Not in North Dakota

“Is it time for Republicans to start freaking out?” asks Politico. “More than 40 House Republican incumbents were outraised in the final quarter of 2017 by one — or several — of their Democratic opponents, according to the latest round of fundraising numbers. And of that group, more than a dozen had less cash on

Paul Schaffner Photo from Schaffners 2010 House campaign

Third Candidate Announces for U.S. Senate Campaign

UPDATE: Schaffner has now informed me, as of about 1:15am on Feb. 1, that he is again not running. A third candidate has announced that he will be seeking the NDGOP nomination for the U.S. Senate. Paul Schaffner of Bismarck sent me the press release below tonight. He also posted his announcement to a Facebook group

Podcast: Senate Candidate Gary Emineth Says “Heitkamp Is Scared”

“We finally got to the point where we could say we were in,” Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gary Emineth said of his decision to acknowledge that his campaign is official today. “It’s going to be nasty,” he said of the impending race. “Heidi Heitkamp is afraid,” he said. While acknowledging that she’ll be a “tough”

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Ouch: Senator Heitkamp Sees an 11 Point Drop in Her Approval Polling

According to the latest polling from Morning Consult, Senator Heidi Heitkamp has seen a big drop in her approval numbers among North Dakota voters, though her net approval number is still relatively strong +17. Troubling for the incumbent, however, is that she lost 7 points in approval among self-described independents and 14 points among Republicans.

Former NDGOP Chairman Gary Emineth Photo by Tim Albrecht/Grand Forks Herald

Former NDGOP Chairman Gary Emineth Considering U.S. Senate Run

Last week we got news that Congressman Kevin Cramer would not be running for the U.S. Senate, leaving state Senator Tom Campbell as the only announced Republican against Democrat incumbent Heidi Heitkamp. But today I can report that Gary Emineth, a Bismarck-based businessman and former Chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party, is thinking about

Podcast: Senate Candidate Tom Campbell Says He “Doesn’T Support or Endorse” Trump’s “Sh*thole” Comments

The audio from today’s radio show is below. If you want the audio delivered to your devices every day you can subscribe to the podcast. U.S. Senate candidate Tom Campbell joined me today. Campbell has worked hard to align his campaign with President Donald Trump, so I asked him what he thought of Trump’s comments

Congressman Kevin Cramer and his wife Kris Cramer. Via Twitter

Former Democratic Candidates Say They Don’t Mind Cramer Paying Family to Work for His Campaign

North Dakota Democrats and their various media mouthpieces have been making an enormous stink about Congressman Kevin Cramer paying members of his family to work for his campaign. The intense political attacks on Cramer were no doubt orchestrated to keep the Congressman out of a race challenging Senate incumbent Heidi Heitkamp this year. But even

Podcast: Cramer Says Democrats “Should Be Greatly Relieved” He’s Not Running for Senate

Below is the audio from today’s radio show. Remember you can get the audio delivered to your devices every day by subscribing to the podcast. “They should be greatly relieved,” Congressman Kevin Cramer told me of Democrats reacting to his decision not to run for the U.S. Senate. I had asked Cramer about some saying

Podcast: First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, Congressman Kevin Cramer

The audio from today’s radio show is below. Remember you can subscribe to the podcast and have it delivered directly to your devices by clicking here. First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum joined to talk about the new Office of Recovery Reinvented which Governor Doug Burgum created yesterday through an executive order. It will be funded

State Rep. Marvin Nelson of Rolla was the Democratic candidate for governor in the 2016 cycle. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Last Election Cycle Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Marvin Nelson Paid Family Member to Be Campaign Manager

Because Senator Heidi Heitkamp is terrified that Congressman Kevin Cramer might run for her seat this year she’s deployed her surrogates to manufacture a scandal over Cramer paying family members to work for his campaign. As I’ve already written, Cramer isn’t paying them very much. In fact, he spends to be paying his family a

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