The North Dakota Republican Party’s gubernatorial primary has been a pitched battle between Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Fargo businessman Doug Burugm. It’s a race that in a lot of ways has divided Republicans in the state. So which side is former Governor, and current President of the University of North Dakota, Ed Schafer on? “I haven’t made up my mind on who I am voting for,” Schafer told talk radio host Scott Hennen this morning. “I am leaning toward Doug Burgum, because of his business background,” he said.
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MINOT, N.D. - On a recent Sunday morning, I drove to my local CVS pharmacy, parked my truck, and then got out and walked smack into locked automatic doors. The...
“Only one candidate is NRA-endorsed: Wayne Stenehjem” That’s the subject line of an email from the North Dakota Republican Party which just dropped in my inbox this early afternoon. “We...
A little over a week ago Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum hit his opponent, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, over increases to his state salary and office budget. Stenehjem, who has been in the AG’s office since getting elected there in 2000, has the highest salary among all statewide officials and saw a roughly 42 percent increase in his office’s budget in the current biennium.
Fargo businessman Doug Burgum has raised a lot more money for his gubernatorial campaign than his opponent Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, but Stenehjem has raised a lot more from North Dakotans. Yesterday we learned that Burgum has raised over $931,000 to date including over $647,000 from people living out of state, a number that’s almost 70 percent of his total. Click to read more.
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I was as disturbed as anyone at the news that Facebook has been gaming its own influential trending topics list , suppressing conservative news stories and inserting other stories management felt were important. But does Congress really need to get involved? Click here to continue reading .
Over the years I’ve come to be very skeptical of the initiated measure process in North Dakota. I haven’t always felt this way. In years past there have been ballot measures that I enthusiastically supported because I thought they were good policy. But increasingly it seems like the initiated measure has become a way for deep-pocketed interests to bypass North Dakota’s elected representatives in the Legislature. Last cycle we had Measure 5 which would have created a slush fund for conservation activists and was backed by big money groups like Ducks Unlimited.
The Wayne Stenehjem campaign has been fairly quiet since they won endorsement at the NDGOP state convention a couple of weeks ago, but the Doug Burgum campaign continues their aggressive...