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Republican Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak, left, is competing with Democratic challenger Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun, right, for another term on the Public Service Commission.

Audio: Democratic Candidate Calls for Permanent Native American Member of the Public Service Commission

Audio: Democratic Candidate Calls for Permanent Native American Member of the Public Service Commission

Yesterday on the radio show I hosted a debate between Public Service Commission candidates Julie Fedorchak, a Republican, and Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun, a Democrat and enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. I invited Libertarian candidate Tom Skadeland to participate but he declined. What surprised me about the discussion was how little the two candidates

Democratic candidate for Insurance Commissioner Ruth Buffalo

Update: Democratic Insurance Commissioner Candidate Finally Files Her Legally Required Campaign Disclosure

Yesterday I wrote that Democratic Insurance Commissioner candidate Ruth Buffalo hadn’t filed her legally required campaign finance disclosure form despite the fact that it was due on October 7. Buffalo’s campaign manager Danielle Pinnick told me the candidate has been busy with “so many other issues.” Like trolling for random Facebook comments to send out press releases

Chase Iron Eyes speaks at the Eliot Glassheim announcement of his Senate campaign at the town square in Grand Forks, N.D. on July 14, 2016. (Meg Oliphant/Grand Forks Herald)

Are North Dakota Democrats Really Supporting Their Native American Candidates?

Mike Jacobs writes about the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in his column this week. He notes that the protests illustrate what a political force the tribes have come, at least when it comes to obstructing pipelines, and points out that North Dakota’s Democrats have three Native American candidates on the statewide ballot this cycle. North

Chase Iron Eyes speaks at the Eliot Glassheim announcement of his Senate campaign at the town square in Grand Forks, N.D. on July 14, 2016. (Meg Oliphant/Grand Forks Herald)

Native American Candidates Get Little Financial Support From North Dakota Democrats

Last month the Democratic and Republican candidates for the U.S. House filed their pre-primary fundraising reports, and we learned that Democratic challenger Chase Iron Eyes was way behind Republican incumbent Kevin Cramer in terms of dollars raised. On Friday both candidates filed their July quarterly fundraising reports, and it’s clear that Iron Eyes simply isn’t

Democrats Have Three Native American Candidates For Statewide Office, Two For The Legislature

Here’s an interesting side note which may reveal something about the recruitment efforts of North Dakota Democrats this cycle. Three of the statewide candidates are Native Americans. Chase Iron Eyes of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe is already well known to SAB readers. He was endorsed at the party’s state convention earlier this month. Ruth

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