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Commentary: Former state lawmaker Mac Schneider to announce U.S. House campaign

Senate Minority Leader, Mac Schneider, and Assistant House Minority Leader, Corey Mock, welcome their constituents before the State of The State Address on Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015, at the State Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)

North Dakota Democrats are getting another candidate for the U.S. House, but it’s not happening without some internal strife.

Mac Schneider, former Minority Leader in the state Senate, is expected to announce a campaign on Tuesday next week. Former state Representative Ben Hanson has already been campaigning for that seat for months now.

Like Hanson, Schneider lost election to the Legislature in the 2016 cycle. After losing, Schneider moved out of Grand Forks to Fargo and was telling everyone he wouldn’t be running for office in 2018.

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