NEW PLATEAUS Election Reflection: Why We Voted the Way We Did
The either/or (Republican or Democrat) aspect of U.S. elections provide voters with the fewest of options. Yet with so many issues to consider, it hardly seems like two is enough.
It also makes it di... Posted on 11/13/12 at 10:42 AM
BISMARCK — A Republican-backed measure aimed at closing loopholes enjoyed by oil companies in exchange for lower tax rates in North Dakota could hurt future funding for such things as schools and state employees, education and public worker groups lawmakers were told Tuesday.
Representative-elect Alan Fehr, R-Dickinson, will join incumbent Mike Schatz, R-New England, in representing District 36 in North Dakota’s State Legislature. Fehr came away with 26 percent of the vote and Schatz captured 33 percent, according to the North Dakota Secretary of State.
GRAND FORKS — The major-party candidates for North Dakota’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives present a choice between the legacy of the state’s powerful retired senator or a fixture of Republican government here.
State Senate candidate Shirley Meyer, D-Dickinson, center, introduces a crowd of supporters to Democrats Brad Crabtree, a candidate for the North Dakota Public Service Commission, and Heidi Heitkamp, U.S. Senate candidate, during a final rally Friday at Dakota Diner in Dickinson.
FARGO — In yet another sign of North Dakota’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race, the Secretary of State’s Office is fielding questions from party officials about the process for having poll challengers and poll checkers at voting sites.
Democrat candidate for governor Ryan Taylor said in Dickinson Friday that unlike his opponent, Gov. Jack Dalrymple, he would not accept any campaign contributions linked to companies with cases pending before the North Dakota Industrial Commission.
BISMARCK — Democrats are failing to slow the nation’s growing $16 trillion debt because they won’t agree on budget and tax reforms in the U.S. Senate, Republican Rick Berg said Thursday in his final duel with Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota’s closely watched Senate race.
FARGO — Jack Dalrymple served a decade as North Dakota’s lieutenant governor and two years ago moved into the governor’s mansion when John Hoeven was elected to the U.S. Senate. Now, according to a Forum Communications poll, Dalrymple appears poised to handily win election to the office he has held since 2010.
FARGO — Saturday’s publication of a Forum Communications Co. poll that shows U.S. Rep. Rick Berg leading Democrat Heidi Heitkamp by 10 percentage points — with 10 percent undecided — has some calling foul on the poll’s methodology.
FARGO — Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Berg is leading Democrat Heidi Heitkamp 50 percent to 40 percent — with 10 percent still undecided — in North Dakota’s U.S. Senate race, according to a poll conducted for Forum Communications Co.
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