Tag Archives: Tom Campbell

Supporters of Kelly Armstrong celebrate as it becomes apparent that he was building a large lead in the delegate count at Saturday's convention. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Armstrong Raised Twice What Campbell Did First Quarter of 2018

Armstrong Raised Twice What Campbell Did First Quarter of 2018

After losing the House race endorsement to Kelly Armstrong at the NDGOP state convention earlier this month Tom Campbell, after initially flirting with a run to the June primary ballot, announced that he’d be folding his campaign (though his name will still be on the ballot because he did file petition signatures to be there).

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

Attorney General: Despite Withdrawal Campbell’s Name Will Still Appear on the Primary Ballot

Earlier today state Senator Tom Campbell announced that he was withdrawing from the U.S. House race despite having filed petitions to put his name on the June primary ballot the day before. Campbell’s name will still be on the June ballot, though. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has found no legal provision allowing Campbell to take

Podcast: Armstrong Talks About Campbell Dropping Out, Facebook Faces Questions From Congress

U.S. House candidate Kelly Armstrong talks about his opponent, fellow Republican Tom Campbell, dropping out of the House race. He also discusses the campaign against Democrat Mac Schneider and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announcing his retirement. Former Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth talks about the Facebook hearings in Congress. Here’s the full audio. If

Tom Campbell makes a point during his speech for the Republican congressional endorsement at Saturday's state Republican convention in Grand Forks Saturday at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Campbell Expected to Withdraw From His U.S. House Race

This weekend, after the U.S. House endorsement of the NDGOP state convention to former party chair Kelly Armstrong by a wide margin, state Senator Tom Campbell announced that he would continue on to seek the nomination on the June primary ballot. But when I recorded Campbell making that announcement, he sure didn’t sound very enthusiastic

Kelly Armstrong is joined by his wife, Kjersti, daughter Anna Constance and son, Elias Patrick, on stage at the ND Republican Party convention for the endorsement for Congress Saturday at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks Saturday. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Will House Candidate Kelly Armstrong Be Disadvantaged as a Western Lawmaker in a Statewide Race?

State Senator Kelly Armstrong put up a decisive victory at the NDGOP convention this weekend, winning the party’s endorsement on the first ballot despite the presence of five other candidates in the race. Including state Senator Tom Campbell who had been running a big-money marketing campaign for himself since August. The final vote was 847

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

Kelly Armstrong, left, kicks off his campaign to seek the North Dakota Republican Party nomination for Congress in front of a large crowd on the campus of Bismarck State College. In back from left are Armstrong's wife Kjersti, son Eli, 7, and daughter Anna, 10. (Photo courtesy of Bismarck Tribune)

For What It’s Worth: Armstrong Wins College Republicans House Race Straw Poll, Campbell Comes in Third

Going into the NDGOP convention this weekend there will be a couple of contested nominations. Incumbent Secretary of State Al Jaeger is facing a challenge from Mandan businessman Will Gardner, but the more high profile competition will be for the U.S. House race. There are five candidates, but the two front runners are state Senator

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

Campbell Campaign Manager: “We’re in Danger of Shutting Down Tom’s Campaign”

Tomorrow marks the end of the FEC’s reporting period for the upcoming April Quarterly report, and as you might expect the various federal campaigns in the state are carpet bombing supporters with donation requests in order to beef up their numbers ahead of the public disclosure. Some of the messaging from the Campbell campaign, however,

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

A screenshot from a campaign ad featuring North Dakota state Senator Tom Campbell via YouTube

Campbell for Senate Radio Ads Still Running

Earlier this week a reader sent me a mailer he’d received from the Tom Campbell campaign which still had the state Senator running against Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp for the U.S. Senate. The problem being that Campbell switched his Senate race into a House race weeks back when North Dakota’s current congressman, Kevin Cramer, announced