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Plain Talk: Hoeven won, Becker lost, and a wrap up of the NDGOP's 2022 convention

Rob Port and Chad Oban react to the outcomes at the NDGOP's 2022 convention.

North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven and his family celebrate on stage after he received the North Dakota Republican Party's endorsement at its 2022 state convention on April 2, 2022, in Bismarck.
North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven and his family celebrate on stage after he received the North Dakota Republican Party's endorsement at its 2022 state convention on April 2, 2022, in Bismarck.<br/>
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Minot, N.D. — After all the Sturm und Drang, all the attack ads and recriminations, incumbent Senator John Hoeven bested Rick Becker in the North Dakota Republican Party's Senate primary.

On this Plain Talk, Chad Oban and I wrap up what happened and talked about what it might mean for the NDGOP and North Dakota politics going forward.

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Opinion by Rob Port
Rob Port is a news reporter, columnist, and podcast host for the Forum News Service. He has an extensive background in investigations and public records. He has covered political events in North Dakota and the upper Midwest for two decades. Reach him at rport@forumcomm.com. Click here to subscribe to his Plain Talk podcast.
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