STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Republican rallies
North Dakota's Republican candidates will tour the state in the coming days in one last campaign burst before Election Day.
U.S. Senate candidate Gov. John Hoeven, U.S. House candidate Rep. Rick Berg... Posted on 10/26/10 at 2:16 PM
In North Dakota, Public Service Commissioner and candidate Kevin Cramer let politics color his judgment in his description of his political foe.
Brad Crabtree, Cramer’s Democratic opponent, is North Dakota’s “scariest left-wing” activist, Cramer said at the GOP convention.
In fact, Crabtree is “the most left-wing, extreme environmentalist I know,” Cramer continued.
Kevin Cramer has run against Rep. Earl Pomeroy when few Republicans wanted to challenge the Democratic incumbent and when GOP prospects looked bleaker than they do this fall.
Cramer is hoping that experience will count for something among Republican state convention delegates who will choose this month from among four candidates — Cramer, Fargo state Rep. Rick Berg, J.D. Donaghe of Kenmare and DuWayne Hendrickson of Minot — to oppose Pomeroy’s bid for his 10th term.
By Dale Wetzel, The Associated Press
, March 08, 2010
All of the erratic statements coming from Kevin Cramer are starting to make me dizzy. First, he said he wasn’t going to run for the U.S. House because he didn’t really want to be a member of Congress, and because running a political campaign would distract him from the energy issues he deals with at the Public Service Commission. Then, he changed his mind and announced he wanted to be a member of Congress after all.
GOP House candidates Rick Berg and Kevin Cramer faced off in an informal debate Monday morning on conservative Fargo talk radio station.
Berg, a longtime Fargo state legislator, and Cramer, a North Dakota public service commissioner, discussed a variety of topics including energy legislation, Second Amendment rights and term limits for congressmen during the three-hour show.
By Kristen M. Daum, Forum Communications Co.
, February 09, 2010
Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer wants to be a congressman. He said the condition of our health insurance system is “not a crisis.” It is not a crisis for him because he is covered as a public official. We North Dakota taxpayers do right by our elected officials and state employees because we pay the entire cost of their health insurance.
U.S. Rep. Earl Pomeroy should oppose Congress’ health-care overhaul and instead start anew with incremental changes to the system, a potential Republican opponent says.
Kevin Cramer, a state public service commissioner seeking the GOP endorsement to oppose Pomeroy this fall, said Thursday that the Democratic congressman has sent “mixed signals” about whether he will support the measure’s final version.
By Dale Wetzel, The Associated Press
, January 22, 2010
I couldn’t believe when I saw the headline that Kevin Cramer was going to run for the U.S. House. This is the same man who said in September, “A race for Congress would distract from my work on the Public Service Commission at a time when our responsibilities are as critical to the future of our state as any in history.”
Scott Hennen, a conservative Fargo radio personality and influential figure in the North Dakota Republican Party, says many GOP activists want Rick Berg not to enter the U.S. House race.
Hennen, in a commentary published in a blog and in an interview Monday, said party faithful he’s heard from believe Kevin Cramer will emerge as the Republican nominee to challenge Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., who is seeking his 10th term.
By Patrick Springer, Forum Communications Co.
, January 19, 2010
I am confused. Which Kevin Cramer am I supposed to believe? The Cramer who claims he is running for Congress based on a principled stand?
Or, the Cramer who just last week admitted he was making a political calculation to run for Congress? He has been a candidate for office for less than a week and he is already talking out of both sides of his month.
Talk about your typical politician.
Kevin Cramer has hit the campaign trail running. A day after announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination for U.S. House of Representatives he was in Jamestown to meet and talk with the party faithful Friday afternoon.
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