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RICK BECKER

If I were a Becker Backer, I wouldn't be happy. Not with the half-hearted campaign, Becker ran for the U.S. Senate, or the lack of support for candidates representing the movement he founded.
According to the report, which covers funds raised between Feb. 6 and March 31 (just before the state convention) Becker raised just a bit more than $44,000 from people not named Rick Becker.
A Republican winning at an NDGOP convention, be it statewide or local, is a bit like a baseball team being the champion of the spring training league. It's not a bad thing. It also doesn't mean much.
The District 3 NDGOP committee, which is one of the Bastiat Caucus bastions, held an endorsing convention that locked out any newcomers.

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"This group has improperly used logos and images from the NDGOP’s official website on its website and press releases to mislead delegates into believing it is associated with the NDGOP," NDGOP Chairman Perrie Schafer wrote to delegates. "I want to make clear to you that these communications are not from the NDGOP and do not represent the NDGOP State Committee’s position on the applicable rules for this weekend’s Convention, and the NDGOP has not consented to or authorized this rogue group’s use of the NDGOP’s logos and images."

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"It's disturbing to me," former Gov. Ed Schafer has said of new tactics being used by a faction of activists looking to take over the NDGOP.
In true Trumpian form, U.S. Senate candidate Rick Becker's followers seemingly think they can ignore election law when it doesn't produce the results they want.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Trump needed Hoeven more than Hoeven needed Trump.

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