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Hoeven seeking Senate re-election

FARGO - Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., will run for re-election, a campaign adviser said Wednesday.

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U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.
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FARGO – Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., will run for re-election, a campaign adviser said Wednesday.

There is no set date for a campaign kickoff, but campaign staff is laying the groundwork, said Don Larson, who also serves as the senator's state director.

Hoeven will be up for re-election in 2016.

He was first elected in 2010 with 76 percent of the vote, becoming the first Republican senator from North Dakota since 1986. His predecessor, Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., chose not to run for re-election.

In the Senate, Hoeven has made a name for himself as a leading proponent of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would skirt around North Dakota but help reduce the cost transporting oil out of state. He's also a proponent of the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion and unmanned aircraft test sites in eastern North Dakota.

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Before winning the Senate race against Tracy Potter, a Democratic state senator from Mandan, Hoeven was serving his third term as governor.

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