Democrats Recruit Congressional Candidates in North Dakota

North Dakota Democrats met in Bismarck over the weekend and recruited its candidates for congressional races.

Longtime state Representative Eliot Glassheim of Grand Forks will run against incumbent Republican Senator John Hoeven.

He accepted the nomination from his home by facetime.

The 78-year-old has served in the state House since 1993.

He announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election in District 18, after a health scare.

He has been treated for lung cancer in the past.

Democrats nominated Fort Yates attorney and American Indian activist Chase Iron Eyes to run for U.S. House against incumbent Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer.

Iron Eyes is the first Native American endorsed candidate from either party to run for congress.

Democrats also endorsed Rep. Marvin Nelson of Rolla for governor.