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Senator Heidi Heitkamp (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Apparently Heckled During Address to Party as North Dakota Democrats Fracture

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Apparently Heckled During Address to Party as North Dakota Democrats Fracture

Over the weekend the North Dakota Democratic-Nonpartisan League held a reorganization at which party chairwoman Kylie Oversen, a former lawmaker who lost her seat in last year’s election, won another cycle as the party’s leader. Publicly the party is painting smiley faces all over the reorganization. “The amazing participation at today’s meeting is a clear sign

FILE PHOTO: Rep. Kylie Oversen, chairwoman of the North Dakota Democratic Party. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)

North Dakota Democrats Reject Reform, Stick With Same Leadership After Disastrous 2016 Election Cycle

The 2016 election year was an awful one for North Dakota Democrats. They saw not a single statewide candidate get over 30 percent of the vote while in the Legislature they lost their House and Senate leaders, their party chairwoman, and now have just nine seats in the state Senate and just 13 in the

C.T. Marhula, speaks on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, to the Grand Forks Herald Editorial Board. (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

“We Cannot Be an Identity Politics Party” Says Man Who Wants to Lead North Dakota Democrats

C.T. Marhula wants to be the chairman of the North Dakota Democratic party, and he thinks he has the right ideas to lead the state’s liberals out of the political wilderness. “Back to basics,” he told me when I asked him how during an interview on my radio show today. “We cannot be an east-of-I29

Former Rep. Kylie Oversen is seeking another term as chairwoman of her party. TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune

Democratic Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen Is Running for Another Term for Some Reason

The 2016 election cycle was an unmitigated disaster for North Dakota Democrats. They lost every single statewide race in veritable landslides. Not a single one of their statewide candidates got over 30 percent of the vote. In the legislature they managed to turn a very small minority presence into a tiny presence losing 7 seats in

North Dakota’s Budget Problems Have to Do With Spending Not Tax Cuts

As the state legislature grapples with budget challenges in Bismarck a talking point has emerged from our friends from the left about why those challenges are so large. It’s the tax cuts, they tell us. An example of this is Democrat Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen who was a very, very far left lawmaker herself until

District 42 Rep. Kylie Oversen is recognized as woman of the year by the North Dakota Women’s Network. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

It Really Was Your Fault, Kylie Oversen

State Senator George Sinner has announced, despite his previous indications, that he won’t be seeking a recount in his District 46 re-election race against Republican challenger Jim Roers. Now that absentee ballots have been counted Roers gained one vote on Sinner, bringing his lead up to a razor-thin 37 votes, and as long as that

Senate Minority Leader, Mac Schneider, and Rep. Kylie Oversen welcome Gov. Jack Dalrymple before the State of The State Address on Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015, at the State Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)

National Political Trends Do Not Entirely Explain Why North Dakota Democrats Lost

On election night North Dakota’s Democrats got slaughtered. They didn’t have a statewide candidate – up to and including Hillary Clinton – crack 30 percent on the statewide ballot. To put that in context President Barack Obama – not exactly a favorite in the Peace Garden State – got 38 percent of the vote in

State Rep. Kylie Oversen, who also serves as chairwoman of the North Dakota Democratic party, appears to have lost re-election in District 42.

Democrats Suffer Absolute Bloodbath in North Dakota’s Legislative Races

It was an ugly night for North Dakota Democrats, but that wasn’t entirely unexpected in the statewide races. No credible observer thought any of the Democrats running on the statewide ticket had much of a chance, and indeed they got slaughtered. Not a single statewide Democrat candidate has over 30 percent of the vote as

State Rep. Kylie Oversen (D-Grand Forks Photo by TOM STROMME / Bismarck Tribune.

Will North Dakota Democrats Condemn #NoDAPL Violence?

Back in March North Dakota’s Democrats were very concerned about violence at Trump rallies. State Rep. Kylie Oversen, the chairwoman of the North Dakota Democratic Party, condemned political violence and chastised Congressman Kevin Cramer for suggesting that “liberal Chicago thugs” were responsible violence at Trump rallies. “Extremism of any form is unacceptable, and North Dakotans