Longtime Fargo legislator joins US House raceA state lawmaker from Fargo has joined what could be a crowded field of Republicans running for North Dakota's lone U.S. House seat.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A state lawmaker from Fargo has joined what could be a crowded field of Republicans running for North Dakota's lone U.S. House seat.
Bette Grande made the announcement Tuesday morning in her hometown of Williston. She has been in the state Legislature since 1996.
Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk was the first Republican to sign up for the race. State Republican Party Chairman Stan Stein says he knows of at least three other people who are considering bids.
The 50-year-old Grande says having more people enter the campaign will make it a better race.
The 2012 House seat is open because Republican Rep. Rick Berg is running for the U.S. Senate.
Pam Gulleson, former aide to U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan, is seeking the Democratic nomination to the House.