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A bucket of admittedly naughty sounding "Randy Candy" sitting at the candidate booth for Public Service Commissioner Randy Christmann.

NDGOP Convention Tops 1,600 Registered Delegates, Democrats Seated 612

NDGOP Convention Tops 1,600 Registered Delegates, Democrats Seated 612

If the state party conventions are a measure of enthusiasm of political activists in the state, Republicans seem to have a major advantage. I’m attending the NDGOP state convention in Grand Forks today, and a party official confirmed to me that they now have over 1,600 delegates registered. To put that in context, the North

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke appears before the Senate Committee on Energy and Resources on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on June 20, 2017. Ron Sachs / TNS

North Dakota Democrats Are So Jealous of the NDGOP’s Delegate Count It’s Kinda Hilarious

The NDGOP has (in a disappointing development) Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke as their keynote speaker for the convention this weekend. They also have enough registered delegates to fill their venue at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks to capacity. So much so the party has to close Zinke’s speech to the public so

A screen capture from a television ad featuring state Senator Tom Campbell

Tom Campbell Campaign Gets Bailed Out by NDGOP Decision Allowing Paid for Delegates to Avoid Disclosure

Last night at a candidate forum put on by the Cass County United Republicans Committee state Senator Tom Campbell, a candidate for the U.S. House, claimed his campaign has paid for very few delegates to attend the NDGOP’s state convention. He also claimed that those delegates paid for were college students he intended to help

Former U.S. Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., talks about his life after leaving office during an interview Friday, May 10, 2013, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

Former Congressman Rick Berg Elected as New NDGOP Chairman

When state Senator Kelly Armstrong launched his campaign for the U.S. House he had to step down from his position as chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party. Since then Vice Chairman Jim Poolman has been serving as the acting chairman, but today the party’s state committee met to select a new chairman. That chairman

Screenshot from a 2017 television ad for then-U.S. Senate candidate Tom Campbell. Campbell has since switched his candidacy to the U.S. House. via YouTube

Campbell Campaign Won’t Say if They’re Paying for Delegates to Attend State Convention

The NDGOP convention next month is a little more high stakes than usual thanks to a contested race for the House endorsement. There are five candidates in that race, but two real front runners, state Senators Tom Campbell and Kelly Armstrong. The latter Senator has said on the record that he will abide by the

Peter Tefft, as seen Monday, August 14, 2017, is a pro white civil rights activist. Dave Wallis / The Forum

NDGOP Chairman Rips White Supremacist Who Endorsed Senate Candidate, Criticizes Forum for Publishing Letter

Fargo-based white supremacist Pete Tefft (who prefers to refer to himself as a “pro-white civil rights activist,” whatever that is) made a stir recently when he began posting social media messages supporting Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Campbell and criticizing Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp. This prompted Campbell’s campaign to ban Tefft from their social media

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) arrives for a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Audio: NDGOP Director Says “We Are Behind President Trump and His Agenda” While Accusing Heitkamp of Obstruction

Conventional political wisdom is that a President with low approval numbers is a hindrance to his political party. But when it comes to President Donald Trump and North Dakota, I’m not sure anyone actually believes that. Not only are Democrats in North Dakota treating Trump with kid gloves, but Republicans aren’t shy about backing him

Screen grab from NDGOP "Heidi's Hiding" video.

NDGOP Releases “Heidi’s Hiding” Video

The NDGOP has been doing this series of media releases called “Heidi’s Hiding,” a reference to Senator Heidi Heitkamp and her propensity to be a bit more politically left with her actions in Washington D.C. than she presents herself back here in North Dakota. The latest is a video which hits Heitkamp on cooperation with

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