Brian Kalk wins ND GOP US House endorsementIt took three ballots, but Brian Kalk is the favored North Dakota Republican candidate for the U.S. House.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — It took three ballots, but Brian Kalk is the favored North Dakota Republican candidate for the U.S. House.
Now Kalk will be running against Republican rival Kevin Cramer in the GOP U.S. House primary in June.
Both men are members of the North Dakota Public Service Commission.
North Dakota Republican convention delegates on Sunday endorsed Kalk over Goettle, 929-676, on the convention's third ballot.
Kalk needed 859 votes to win.
Five candidates competed for the endorsement. Bette Grande (BET’-ee GRAN’-dee), Kim Koppelman and DuWayne Hendrickson dropped out of the race after the second ballot.
Cramer didn't seek the endorsement. He's running for the Republican House nomination in the June primary. The winner of June's Cramer-Kalk race will be the GOP House candidate in November.