Governor Doug Burgum attended the Super Bowl this weekend, and Xcel Energy picked up the tab. Burgum’s staff tried to cover the trip with a veneer of official duty. “Nowatzki says Burgum will use the opportunity to talk to the company about ‘improving services and infrastructure for North Dakota,'” the Associated Press reported .
I've been having a lot of conversations with liberal friends of mine about North Dakota's 2018 Senate race. They're awfully confident. So much so they remind me of another group of people. Republicans in the 2012 election cycle (including this right-of-center observer, I must sheepishly admit). We were so very confident back then that Rick Berg, fresh off the 2010 cycle where he upset 10-term incumbent Earl Pomeroy for North Dakota's at-large U.S. House seat, would steamroll Heidi Heitkamp and flip that Senate seat to Republicans too.
It's the same Tom Campbell, in case you didn’t get the joke. I’m probably not as funny as I think I am. Anyway, this is not so good: Republican state Sen. Tom Campbell's campaign says he's raised more than $1 million for his U.S. Senate campaign, with nearly three-quarters of it coming from himself.
Governor Doug Burgum put a period at the end of the sentence of his first year in office by delivering a ( special interest sponsored ) State of the State address on the Minot State University campus. But according to Morning consult, which polls the popularity of governors on a quarterly interval, during that first year Burgum’s approval among North Dakotans has fallen.
Ellen Chaffee, Democrat Ryan Taylor's running mate in his 2012 gubernatorial campaign, is circulating a draft constitutional amendment which would, among other things, create an ethics commission for the State of North Dakota. The aim is to put the amendment before voters by way of the initiated measure process. I obtained a copy of the draft by way of someone who was asked by Chaffee to be on the sponsoring committee for the measure.
Ellen Chaffee, a former President of Valley City and Mayville State Universities and a stalwart of the left wing of North Dakota’s Democratic Party, has been circulating a proposed ballot measure which would amend North Dakota’s state constitution to, among other things, create an ethics commission. You might remember that Chaffee was also Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ryan Taylor’s running mate back in 2012.
Earlier this month I broke the news that Bismarck businessman, and former NDGOP Chairman, Gary Emineth was considering a run for the U.S. Senate. This morning I can report, based on information from a source close to Emineth who spoke on condition of anonymity, that said run will happen. Click here to continue reading.
Earlier this month I broke the news that Bismarck businessman, and former NDGOP Chairman, Gary Emineth was considering a run for the U.S. Senate. This morning I can report, based on information from a source close to Emineth who spoke on condition of anonymity, that said run will happen.
MINOT, N.D. — "It has not impacted my job." That's what North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger told me during an interview on my radio show this week (you can catch the audio at SayAnythingBlog.com if you're interested). He was talking about his struggles with alcohol addiction, and I pushed him hard on the issue. It's a sensitive one. I'm certain Rauschenberger is uncomfortable talking about it. Who wouldn't be?
The audio from today’s radio show is below. If you want the audio of every show delivered directly to your device, subscribe to the podcast . Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger joined me on air today. He’s seeking a second full term in office. He was appointed by former Governor Jack Dalrymple to the Cory Font’s uncompleted term and won election to a term of his own in 2014.