Polarizing politics; Study: Public may be more partisan, but trend may not hold true in N.D.
Retired U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan points to 1990 and then-House Minority Whip Newt Gingrich when assigning blame for an era of aggressive campaigning in American politics.
“They put out something nationally saying ‘We’ve poll-tested these words and these are the words you should use to describe your opponents’ … words you would never use in North Dakota to describe your opponent,” said Dorgan, a Democrat who retired from the Senate in 2011.
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