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Mund, who got into this race late, who has zero track record outside of campaign-trail statements to illustrate how she might vote in Congress, is trying to be all things to all people, and in politics, that's an excellent way to make most people not like you.
Several members of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL, people who serve in leadership positions in the party, and who have represented the party on the ballot, are using words like "disgusted" and "livid" to describe erstwhile U.S. House candidate Mark Haugen getting pushed off the ballot in favor of former Miss America Cara Mund.
In today's cartoon, Trygve Olson comments on news the North Dakota Dem-NPL pressured their endorsed candidate to leave the U.S. House race in favor of Independent Cara Mund.
Some Democratic-NPL insiders are unhappy with their party's decision to push U.S. House candidate Mark Haugen out of the race in favor of independent candidate Cara Mund. They say prominent Democrats like former Congressman Earl Pomeroy did the pushing, though Pomeroy says he only gave Haugen advice.
"Over the past several days, I have received pressure from many Democratic-NPL Party leaders and other activists on the far left to step away, since Cara Mund has entered the race," U.S. House candidate Mark Haugen said in a released statement.
Mund is not going to be elected to the House of Representatives by taking the votes of disappointed progressives away from the pro-life Democratic-NPL candidate. Even if she took them all - and she won't - there wouldn't be enough to win.

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Mund's campaign is advertising a fundraiser at the home of Thomas Dickson, a former chairman of the Democratic-NPL who has spent decades working to elect Democrats and defeat Republicans.
If elected, Mund would have to choose a party to work with. Who would she choose? Maybe she'll refuse to answer, just as she's refused to answer who she voted for in 2020.
I'm just not seeing a constituency of North Dakota voters that Mund could appeal to that's large enough to lead her to victory. But, again, that's assuming that she's running to win, and not as a way to keep her celebrity alive post-Miss America.

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