Pomeroy seeks 10th term to U.S. House with Dems' endorsement
FARGO -- Rep. Earl Pomeroy touted the advantages of health care reform legislation as he accepted the Democratic-NPL Party's nomination to seek a 10th term to the U.S.
FARGO -- Rep. Earl Pomeroy touted the advantages of health care reform legislation as he accepted the Democratic-NPL Party's nomination to seek a 10th term to the U.S. House.
North Dakota Democrats unanimously endorsed the party's incumbent in the congressional race, which pits him against GOP challenger Rick Berg, a Fargo legislator.
"For the past 18 years, your support has allowed me to be a part of the greatest team I'll ever be apart of," Pomeroy said of the state's congressional delegation, nicknamed "Team North Dakota."
"We have never stopped fighting for the people of North Dakota," Pomeroy said. "We have won, and all across North Dakota there are examples of our victories."
Pomeroy has come under fire recently for his pro-health care reform vote last Sunday, which is due to draw tea party protesters outside the Fargo Civic Center this afternoon. About a dozen had already gathered by 12:30 p.m.
During his nomination acceptance, Pomeroy called the North Dakota congressional delegation's support for health care reform as "one of the most defining achievements" for Team North Dakota.
He listed examples of how the new law will help average North Dakotans and led delegates in repeated chants of "Help is on the way."
Pomeroy acknowledged he faces a tough election season ahead but voiced optimism for the race against Berg.
"I've been in tough races and challenges before, and I say to you today, I could not be more eager and excited for the race ahead," Pomeroy said. "Elections are about choices, and the contrast between me and my opponent is as clear as can be."