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Democrat Mark Haugen Suspends Campaign For U.S. House In N.D.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Democratic backed candidate for North Dakota’s lone U.S. House seat is dropping out of the race, just months before the election. Mark Haugen put out a Tweet saying, “Effective immediately, I am suspending my campaign. Thank you to all my supporters.” Republican Rep. Kelly Armstrong, the incumbent, thanked Haugen for throwing his hat in the…

State Rep. Rick Becker To Run As Independent For U.S. Senate in N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — State Representative Rick Becker of Bismarck is running for the U.S. Senate as an independent. The Republican challenged Senator John Hoeven at the state convention, narrowly losing the nomination. North Dakota GOP Chairman Perrie Schafer issued a statement saying that it is unfortunate that Becker has decided to leave the Republican Party. He also said Becker said…

U.S. House candidate suspends campaign to help Ukraine

A Democratic U.S. House candidate out of Moorhead has suspended his campaign to go help defend Ukraine in the coming days.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Democratic U.S. House candidate out of Moorhead has suspended his campaign to go help defend Ukraine in the coming days. “I mean I think it’s the most consequential global issue I’ve experienced in my lifetime and I’m forty years old. Think about the confluence of world events you’re watching unfold before your very eyes. It’s…

Dusty Johnson to seek 3rd term in U.S. House

Rep. Dusty JohnsonPIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson is seeking reelection to a third term. The 45-year-old Republican on Monday announced his run for the state’s lone House seat in a statement that promoted his record and effectiveness on agriculture policy. Johnson is facing a primary challenge from state Rep. Taffy Howard.  Democrats have not announced a candidate for…

Minnesota narrowly misses losing U.S. House seat, keeps all 8

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Minnesota has narrowly avoided losing a seat in Congress even though population growth in the state didn’t keep up with that of some other states. Minnesota’s growth rate of 7.4% was slightly better than the nationwide rate of 7.1%, helping Minnesota keep all eight of the U.S. House seats it has had since the 1960s. Minnesota may…

Peterson: ‘Trump is done’

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) – Former longtime Minnesota Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson says he doesn’t miss working in Washington and has no plans of going back. Peterson spoke with KVRR in one of his first interviews since he lost his reelection bid to Republican Rep. Michelle Fischbach. Peterson was among just two House Democrats who voted against the impeachment of…

Military Pay Raises And Funding For ND Military Missions Passes Senate

Bill Now Goes To The U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Service members are closer to getting a three percent pay raise. It’s included in the latest National Defense Authorization Act which was just passed by the Senate. The bill includes funding for a number of North Dakota defense missions. It restricts the retirement of the global hawk at Grand Forks Air Force Base and provides for B-52…

House Passes Resolution Sparked By Minnesota Congresswoman’s Comments

Rep. Ilhan Omar Voted For The Resolution

UPDATED 4:50 PM 3/7/19 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House has passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination and bigotry. The measure stemmed from controversial comments about Israel made by Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The vote was 407-23, with one member voting present. A two-thirds majority was needed to pass. Omar voted for the resolution. Some lawmakers…