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Rick Berg celebrates as he and his family are followed by supporters during a rally after his speech to delegates of the North Dakota state GOP convention in 2012. Eric Hylden / Forum Communications Co.

Berg Says He Wasn’t Prepared in 2012 for Heitkamp’s Personal Attacks

Berg Says He Wasn’t Prepared in 2012 for Heitkamp’s Personal Attacks

Former Congressman Rick Berg has been in the news this election cycle as he’s pondering running for the U.S. Senate again. He ran in 2012, of course, after one term in the U.S. House and decades in the North Dakota House before that, but lost by just a few thousand votes to Senator Heidi Heitkamp.

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

Sen. Heidi Hietkamp, D-N.D. David Samson / The Forum

Heitkamp Has Gone From the 61st Most Popular Senator to the 11th, Hoeven Approval Has Fallen

Back in April of 2016 North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp had a 50 percent approval rating, and a 35 percent disapproval rating, making her the 61st most popular member of the United States Senate according to polling by Morning Consult. But since Heitkamp pretty much launched her 2018 re-election bid in January, leaving her to campaign

Geologist Kathy Neset, right, educates a group of teachers about the Bakken on June 11, 2013, near New Town.

NDGOP Recruiting SBHE President Kathy Neset for Possible Senate Run

Despite a great deal of disingenuous posturing, there’s no question that U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp is running for a second term in office. She’s raised a mountain of money already in the first quarter of 2017. You don’t do that if you’re genuinely planning to retire. So she’s running. Who will Republicans run against her?

File photo of Republican State Senator Tom Campbell in Bismarck, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)

State Senator Tom Campbell Apparently Polling Ahead of Potential 2018 Run

State Senator Tom Campbell, a Republican from Grafton, has long made it clear that he’d like to move up the political ladder. He flirted with a gubernatorial run in 2016, though ultimately stayed out of the race. In December, when Congressman Kevin Cramer’s name was in the mix for an appointment in the Trump administration,

Rep. Rick Becker R-Bismarck, listens to testimony in the House Transportation Committee. (Will Kincaid, Bismarck Tribune)

Rep. Rick Becker, Interested in 2018 Senate Race, Skipped Last Day of Legislative Session for Meetings in Washington D.C.

North Dakota lawmakers wrapped up the last day of their 2017 session on Thursday last week. Missing from their ranks? State Rep. Rick Becker, a Republican from Bismarck’s District 7. Where was Becker? The capitol rumor mill placed him in Washington D.C. where he was attending meetings related to a potential 2018 Senate campaign. I

Rick Berg celebrates as he and his family are followed by supporters during a rally after his speech to delegates of the North Dakota state GOP convention Saturday at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Eric Hylden / Forum Communications Co.

Former Congressman Rick Berg Not Ruling Out 2018 Campaign

In 2010 Rick Berg, a long time Republican state lawmaker from Fargo, ran for Congress and defeated 10-term incumbent Earl Pomeroy ending a decades-long stranglehold Democrats had on North Dakota’s federal delegation. But in 2012 Berg opted to leave his House seat behind and run for the Senate seat which was being vacated at that

Former U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan

Hey Byron Dorgan, if You Have to Tell Us Heidi Heitkamp Isn’t in Trouble Then She’s in Trouble

Over the weekend former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan wrote an angry letter to the Grand Forks Herald disputing that paper’s statement in an editorial that current Senator Heidi Heitkamp may be in some political hot water heading into 2018. The Herald’s editorial position isn’t at all a stretch. Heitkamp barely won election to her current and

Assistant Attorney General Hope Hogan, from left, Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms and Pipeline Program Supervisor Kevin Connors listen to public comments during a hearing on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Williston, N.D. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

North Dakota’s Lawmakers Need More Oversight on State Regulations

Last week the North Dakota Industrial Commission passed a raft of new rules for the state’s oil and gas industry, among them a new requirement for a six inch berm around well sites to help contain spills there. Spills contained on the well pads (which are the vast majority of the spills which occur in

Video: Byron Dorgan Tries To Explain Why Democrats Can't Win In North Dakota

North Dakota Democrats got a shellacking on election night. On the statewide ballot only Ag Commission candidate Ryan Taylor got more than 40 percent of the vote. And despite a long campaign against the Republican-controlled Legislature, complete with accusations of too much focus on abortion and denying little kids their milk, the best Democrats were

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