STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Senate committees finalized
The Senate has compiled its list of committee assignments for the 2011 Legislature.
Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, will serve as chairman of the Appropriations Committee. Sen. Layton Freborg, R-Un... Posted on 12/8/10 at 10:01 AM
Rumors that Sen. Dave Nething of Jamestown is sick or injured in the hospital are untrue, according to the senator. Nething said he had undergone a routine colonoscopy but required hospitalization because of possible interactions with medications.
Secretary of State Al Jaeger said Sen. David Nething’s re-election victory was has grown from eight to 10 votes.
Jaeger said Republican incumbent Nething, Jamestown, beat Democratic challenger John Grabinger by a count of 2,982 to 2,972.
Dave Nething will return to the North Dakota Senate. The 42-year veteran of the Legislature eked out an 8-vote victory over Democratic challenger John Grabinger after a recount Friday. The recount for the District 12 Senate seat was the only mandatory recount in North Dakota after the Nov. 4 general election.
Dave Nething retains his seat as District 12 senator after the completion of a recount Friday. The final results gave Nething, a Republican who has served in the Senate since 1966, an 8-vote margin over Democratic challenger John Grabinger.
The final results determined 2,974 votes for Nething and 2,966 votes for Grabinger after the recount committee had ruled on 105 ballots challenged by either Johnson or the representatives of the candidates.
About 3,800 absentee and early voting ballots in the District 12 Senate race were inspected Friday by Noel Johnson, election administrator for Stutsman County, Joel Larson, representing Republican Sen. Dave Nething and Jamie Selzer, executive director of the North Dakota Democratic Party representing challenger John Grabinger.
The recount started Friday morning.
The closely contested race for the Senate seat from District 12 will enter its final stage at 9 a.m. Friday in the meeting rooms in the basement of the Law Enforcement Center in James-town. The process of recounting the more than 6,000 ballots cast in the race between incumbent Dave Nething and challenger John Grabinger will get under way at that time. Nething led Grabinger by 10 votes on election night and by 12 votes after the Canvassing Board met.
A recount is in the works for the District 12 Senate race between John Grabinger and incumbent Dave Nething. Actions of the canvassing board Monday added six votes to Grabinger and eight to Nething for totals of 2,971 votes for Grabinger to 2,983 votes for Nething.
With a 10-vote difference and more than 100 absentee ballots in the air, one local race wasn’t decided Tuesday night.
The District 12 Senate race between Republican incumbent Dave Nething and Democratic candidate John Grabinger favored Nething with 2,975 votes compared to the 2,965 Grabinger received.
Both campaigns spent money on billboards, newspaper advertisements and bumper stickers in what was considered one of the tightest races in the state.
The District 12 Senate race will likely be a close one if the number of advertisements, billboards and bumper stickers are any indicator.
Democratic candidate and former City Council member John Grabinger seeks to upset incumbent Sen. Dave Nething, R-Jamestown. Nething, a 42-year Senate veteran, is the longest continuously serving senator in the Legislature.
By Katie Ryan, The Jamestown Sun
, October 31, 2008
When it comes to government work, nothing is a better teacher than experience and Jamestown’s current legislators combined have more than 80 years worth in the North Dakota Senate and House, respectively.
Those amounts of experience and hard work are invaluable, which is why we recommend re-electing incumbents Sen. Dave Nething, R-Jamestown, and Reps. Lyle Hanson and Joe Kroeber, D-Jamestown.
I would like to thank the citizens of Jamestown for answering their doors during this political season. I have been door to door campaigning with my dad, Sen. Dave Nething, since the beginning of September.
The Jamestown Sun concludes its “On the Issues” election series in today’s Sun. With early voting beginning on Monday, candidates in local races are answering questions this week “On the Issues.” Election Day is Nov. 4.
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