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NDGOP Statewide Candidates Cash Advantage, But Dems Close In Ag Commission Race

NDGOP Statewide Candidates Cash Advantage, But Dems Close In Ag Commission Race

The candidates for statewide office in North Dakota have filed the pre-general general election reports, and to the extent that fundraising can tell us anything, it appears as though most Republican candidates have a pretty major advantage over Democrats heading into November. Here’s a breakdown of the numbers from the pre-general reports. All Republicans vs.

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North Dakota Republicans Cleaning Up Newspaper Endorsements, But Do They Matter?

I’ll be honest, I’m not sure how much newspaper endorsements matter any more. Maybe they did once upon a time, but I think their value has diminished in this digital age where everyone with a blog, a Facebook page, or a Twitter account can make an endorsement. In North Dakota, particularly, I feel like the

Democrats Change Their Tune On Political Contributions To Regulators

In a recent article about Republican Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring calling the CEO of CP Rail “arrogant,” the incumbent’s Democrat challenger Ryan Taylor made an interesting comment about PAC (political action committee) contributions received by Goehring. “‘It’s in the nature of campaign finance for an incumbent agriculture commissioner’ to receive PAC contributions,” Taylor told Ag Week

Bad Sign For Liberals: ND Democrats Must Really Be Worried About The Student Vote

North Dakota Democrats seem to be intensely focused on the college student vote at a time when they need to be focused on expanding their appeal beyond constituencies they already own. Some examples: Democrat Agriculture Commission candidate Ryan Taylor – instead of talking about ag or energy issues – has focused his campaign on student

Ryan Taylor, Candidate For Ag Commissioner, Wants To Take On…Student Loans?

KXNet.com – Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND When Ryan Taylor announced that he would be running for Commissioner of Agriculture against Republican incumbent Doug Goehring many political observers, including this one, saw that race as immediately competitive. Taylor had said previously that he wouldn’t be running for anything in 2014, but was drawn into the race after Goehring drew

Whoops: Ryan Taylor Didn't Know Saltwater Pipeline That Leaked Already Had Flow Meter And Pressure Cut Offs

Ryan Taylor seems to have made a pretty big gaffe in his quest to become North Dakota’s next Commissioner of Agriculture (and get a seat on the State Industrial Commission overseeing oil and gas development). Last week Taylor wrote a newspaper column blasting the current, all-Republican Industrial Commission (which includes his opponent, incumbent Doug Goehring)

Doug Goehring: Sound Bites Versus Smart Regulation

Often what sounds good, is often anything but easy. Such is the case of Ryan Taylor’s recent column. His folksy, ah-shucks language may sound appealing and his solutions easy, but the realities of regulating our state’s two largest industries are seldom so simple. Take for example, Taylor’s recent attempt to make political hay with the

Attorney General Upholds Democrat Open Records Complaint

Ryan Taylor, the Democrat candidate for Agriculture Commissioner, filed an open records complaint against the State Industrial Commission back in April alleging that his campaign had been denied access to meeting minutes for the commission for more than two months. Today Attorney General – who, ironically enough, is a member of the NDIC – ruled

Ryan Taylor Complains About Doug Goehring's Out Of State Money While Taking Plenty Of His Own

Democrat Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Taylor unveiled what he’s describing as a “landowners bill of rights” today. There’s not a lot interesting in the proposal – most of it has been debate in the legislature previously – but this comment in Taylor’s press release announcing it caught my eye: “As your Agriculture Commissioner, you can be