Hamm gets ND Republican backing for insurance jobRepublicans are sticking with Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm as their choice for North Dakota's top insurance regulator.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republicans are sticking with Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm as their choice for North Dakota's top insurance regulator.
At the North Dakota GOP state convention Saturday, delegates endorsed Hamm for re-election. He had no opposition.
Hamm is a lawyer and a former Cass County prosecutor. He was appointed to the insurance job in 2007. He won his first four-year term in 2008.
Earlier this month, Democrats endorsed Tom Potter of Grand Forks as their candidate for insurance commissioner. Potter is a retired professor of finance at the University of North Dakota.
Potter supports the new federal health care law. Hamm calls it “the single worst example of over-regulation” he has seen as insurance commissioner.
Hamm says keeping the law will “have devastating consequences” for the nation's health care system.