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Tom Campbell announces his candidacy for the U.S. House during a U.S. Senate campaign rally for N.D. Rep. Kevin Cramer on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the Ramada in Bismarck. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Poor Tom Campbell

Poor Tom Campbell

I’d be lying to you folks if I didn’t admit that state Senator Tom Campbell’s campaign for federal office, started in August last year, has always had a tincture of vanity to it. A perception that isn’t entirely unfair given what we know of Campbell’s campaign finances to date. According to his latest filing with

Podcast: New U.S. House Candidate Kelly Armstrong Declines Opportunity to Criticize Opponents, Says He’s Going to “Stand on My Record”

The audio from today’s radio show is below. If you’d like to get it delivered to your devices daily, click here and subscribe to the podcast. State Senator Kelly Armstrong joined me today to talk about the campaign for the U.S. House he launched this week. “After Kevin and Kris decided to take the leap

Tom Campbell announces his candidacy for the U.S. House during a U.S. Senate campaign rally for N.D. Rep. Kevin Cramer on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the Ramada in Bismarck. (Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service)

After All the Announcements and Maneuvering, Here’s What North Dakota’s Federal Races Look Like This Morning

Congressman Kevin Cramer announced last week that he’s running for the U.S. Senate. That has set off a ripple of maneuvering across Republican political circles, and I thought I’d round up what everything looks like as of this morning. First, as I wrote over the weekend, we can expect current NDGOP Chairman, and Dickinson-area state

North Dakota Republican Chairman Kelly Armstrong speaks during a U.S. Senate campaign rally for N.D. Rep. Kevin Cramer on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the Ramada in Bismarck. (Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service)

Expect NDGOP Chairman Kelly Armstrong to Be in the U.S. House Race Within a Week

Yesterday I wrote that NDGOP Chairman Kelly Armstrong was considering a run for the U.S. House now that Republican incumbent Kevin Cramer is in the Senate race. Today sources tell me that Armstrong, who is also a state Senator from Dickinson, has been making calls this weekend to line up his campaign. “He is saying

State Senator Kelly Armstrong (R-Dickinson)

NDGOP Chairman Kelly Armstrong Is Interested in U.S. House Race, Goettle Says He’s Not Making Any Decisions

Earlier today I wrote a post speculating about what the U.S. House race might look like here in North Dakota now that incumbent Republican Kevin Cramer is (all but) officially in the Senate race. For Republicans, sate Senator Tom Campbell, who had been campaigning for the U.S. Senate nomination, is on the record saying he’ll

State Senator Tom Campbell appears in a television ad for his U.S. Senate campaign.

Now That Cramer’s in the Senate Race, What Happens in the House Race?

Congressman Kevin Cramer is running for the United States Senate. That’s not official official yet, but c’mon. Dude has a Facebook event for a Senate campaign announcement. It’s a done deal. He’s in the race, and the nomination is basically his. State Senator Tom Campbell, who launched his Senate campaign back in August, has been on

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Dave Wallis / The Forum

New Yorkers Gave Almost Three Times More Money to Heidi Heitkamp Than North Dakotans Did

The federal candidates like Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Republican challenger Tom Campbell released their fundraising totals for 2017 a while ago, and of course those totals generated headlines. Mostly about how much money Heitkamp has raised. But the actual disclosure reports behind those numbers just recently became available from the FEC, and they tell an

Congressman Kevin Cramer and his wife Kris Cramer.

Sources: Trump Has Contacted Cramer at Least Three Times Urging a Senate Run

Late last week I broke a story about Congressman Kevin Cramer reconsidering entrance into the U.S. Senate race. Since then I’ve had reports from numerous sources saying the Congressman is under an intense amount of pressure to run. According to a source close to the Cramer campaign, President Donald Trump has been in contact with

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks at a policy summit hosted by the Americans for Prosperity-North Dakota on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at the Avalon Events Center in Fargo. David Samson / The Forum

Congressman Cramer Reconsidering Run for U.S. Senate Race

Roughly a month ago Congressman Kevin Cramer announced that he would not be running for the U.S. Senate. Today I can report that Cramer’s decision may not be quite as solid as previously advertised. Multiple sources have confirmed to me that the Congressman is under serious pressure to change his mind. I reached Cramer this

U.S. Senate candidate Gary Emineth speaks at the NDGOPs District 35 convention in Bismarck on January 31, 2018. Photo via Emineth campaign

Will North Dakotans Care About Gary Emineth’s Intemperate Social Media Postings?

On Sunday some dummy wrote a print column about how North Dakota’s Democrats should avoid hubris when it comes to the U.S. Senate race this year. That dummy was me, and my point was that 2018 Democrats talking about Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s chances of re-election have begun to sound like Republicans in 2012 talking about

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