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(Photo by Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service) North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring parades around the GOP State Convention floor with Doris Bromenschenkel of Fargo and other supporters before receiving the Republican Party's endorsement on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the State Fair Center in Minot.

Ag commissioner Goehring survives GOP endorsement challenge


MINOT -– North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring survived a hard-fought challenge from Warwick nurse and rancher Judy Estenson for the Republican Party’s endorsement on Sunday at the GOP State Convention in Minot.

Goehring received 624 delegate votes, compared with 245 for Estenson.

The convention had 941 delegates registered Sunday morning, requiring 471 for a majority. Seventy-two registered delegates were absent or didn’t vote.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.