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  • Is Doug Burgum the dark horse in the Trump VP race? After Kristi Noem killed her dog, Republicans consider the North Dakota billionaire and his wife's inspirational story of recovery

    05/04/2024 6:39:02 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 4, 2024 | Charlie Spiering
    When former President Donald Trump welcomes potential running mates to Mar-a-Lago this weekend a dark horse could emerge as a favorite. One-time frontrunner, South Dakota governor Kristi Noem, is all but out of contention following revelations she shot dead her 14-month-old dog Cricket. Other candidates - including U.S. Senators Marco Rubio, Tim Scott and J.D. Vance; and congresswoman Elise Stefanik - are also set to attend. But whispers are circulating about a lesser-known Republican who 18 months ago was little heard of outside his remote home state. He is a billionaire businessman surrounded by a loving family and has the...
  • Partisan fatigue among factors in North Dakota lawmaker retirements

    04/22/2024 5:53:19 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    Bismarck Tribune ^ | 4/21/24 | JEFF BEACH and MICHAEL ACHTERLING
    As a veteran legislator, Sen. Curt Kreun, R-Grand Forks, said he could look past some of the partisan rhetoric that has crept into the North Dakota Legislature. He said he was chastised by Republican leaders in the 2023 session for co-sponsoring a bill with a Democrat, Sen. Tim Mathern of Fargo. “So I get called on the carpet, big deal. I’ve been there longer than they have,” he said. Kreun is among 13 lawmakers who served in the 2023 session who did not file paperwork to seek reelection to the Legislature in 2024. That’s in addition to three lawmakers who...
  • North Dakota Presidential Caucus Election Results 2024 (3/4/24)

    03/04/2024 7:58:00 PM PST · by CFW · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/4/24 | staff
    Former President Donald Trump won the North Dakota Republican caucuses, NBC News projects, defeating former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on the eve of Super Tuesday. He will receive all 29 delegates. With 100% of the votes counted: Trump 84.4% Haley 14.1%
  • President Trump Wins North Dakota Caucus

    03/04/2024 6:26:26 PM PST · by cgbg · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 4, 2024 | AP
    29 delegates
  • North Dakota Republicans will caucus on the eve of Super Tuesday. Here is what to expect

    03/04/2024 7:45:56 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/4/24 | Jack Dura
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republicans in North Dakota will gather around the state on Monday evening for their presidential caucuses, with results the caucus chair says might influence Republicans who vote in other states on Super Tuesday. Four candidates are on the ballot, including former President Donald Trump and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley. The other candidates, who have received little attention, are Florida businessman David Stuckenberg and Texas businessman and pastor Ryan Binkley, who recently ended his campaign. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, who ended his unsuccessful presidential campaign in December, will speak on Trump's behalf. He endorsed...
  • District 14 endorses GOP challengers, incumbent legislators called too liberal (North Dakota)

    02/21/2024 9:42:34 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    Inforum ^ | 2/20/24 | Michael Achterling
    STEELE, N.D. — Three longtime incumbent Republican lawmakers will face challengers in the June primary after the district endorsed three newcomers, the latest example of division within the NDGOP. Incumbents Sen. Jerry Klein, Rep. Jon Nelson and Rep. Robin Weisz attended District 14’s endorsing convention in Steele on Sunday, Feb. 18, but did not seek the endorsement. District 14 Senate candidate Karisa Grothe and House candidates Larry Danduran and Jason Steidl made the case to about 250 attendees that they’re more conservative than the incumbents, who joined the Legislature together in 1997. Attendees voted unanimously to endorse the three newcomers,...
  • Ken Buck Donation to Matt Rosendale Could Trigger ‘Blowback’ from Trump

    02/07/2024 12:45:04 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/07/2024 | Sean Moran
    A PAC associated with Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), who voted against impeaching DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, could “trigger more blowback from Trump.” NBC News reported on Tuesday that some of former President Donald Trump’s allies and advisers have been stewing over Rep. Matt Rosendale’s (R-MT) likely bid for the Senate to unseat Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT). Many top Republicans have backed entrepreneur and former Navy SEAL Tim Sheehy as Rosendale failed to defeat Tester in the 2018 election cycle, during a time that many other Trump-friendly states such as Florida, Indiana, and North Dakota managed to win their respective elections.
  • GOP Rep. Mark Green Will Not Seek Reelection After Leading Impeachment of DHS Secretary Mayorkas: “I Have Come to Realize Our Fight is Not Here Within Washington, Our Fight is With Washington”

    02/16/2024 8:16:19 AM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 16, 2024 | Jim Hᴏft
    House Homeland Security Chair Mark Green (R-Tenn.) announced he will not be seeking a fourth term in Congress. This decision follows his prominent role in leading the impeachment efforts against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Green released a powerful retirement statement criticizing the Washington elites and explaining his decision to retire from Congress. “At the start of the 118th Congress, I promised my constituents to pass legislation to secure our borders and to hold Secretary Mayorkas accountable. Today, with the House having passed H.R. 2 and Secretary Mayorkas impeached, it is time for me to return home....
  • Governor Noem stands firm on border security, pledges support to Texas

    01/31/2024 1:05:27 PM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 3 replies
    PIERRE, S.D. - After a recent trip to the United State's southern border, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem addressed the South Dakota Legislature in a speech that pledged her support to Texas. Find the video of the speech below as well as a transcript of what she said. (snip) Thank you for calling this joint session of the legislative body today so I may address both chambers on a matter of grave importance to the people of South Dakota and the United States of America. It is no secret that our country is being overwhelmed with en masse illegal immigration....
  • Logo Subscribe Doug Burgum becomes first 2024 candidate to endorse Donald Trump

    01/14/2024 1:08:36 PM PST · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1.14.24 | Emily Jacobs
    North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, who challenged former President Donald Trump for the 2024 GOP nomination until late last year, announced a surprise endorsement of his former competitor on Sunday, the eve of the Iowa caucuses. Burgum, who opted against being critical of the former president during his own 2024 bid, made the announcement at Trump’s Sunday afternoon rally in Indianola, located in suburban Des Moines, while on stage with his wife Kathryn. “Today, I’m here to do something that none of the other presidential primary candidates have done, and that’s endorse Donald J. Trump for the president of the...
  • The GOP’s most Trump-skeptical bloc starts falling in line

    01/02/2024 10:50:57 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/2/24 | Burgess Everett
    Donald Trump is making serious headway with a bloc of the GOP that’s among the most skeptical of his 2024 bid: Republican senators. In some cases, Trump is breaking through thanks to the sort of personal attention that he’s known to lavish on allies and supporters. Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), for example, endorsed home-state Gov. Doug Burgum for president in June — but even before Burgum dropped out of the primary, Trump was already in Hoeven’s ear. Trump “called me before” to discuss an endorsement, Hoeven recalled in an interview. The Midwesterner said he told the former president Burgum is...
  • North Dakota Senator John Hoeven Endorses Donald Trump

    12/06/2023 5:11:58 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    Truth Social ^ | 12/6/23 | Donald J. Trump
  • Federal charge says former North Dakota lawmaker traveled to Prague with intent to rape minor

    10/30/2023 1:49:49 PM PDT · by Coronal · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2023 | Jack Dura
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A former, longtime North Dakota lawmaker has been indicted on a federal charge alleging he traveled to Prague with the intent to rape a minor. The four-page indictment against former state Sen. Ray Holmberg also charges him with one count of receiving images depicting child sexual abuse. The indictment was filed Thursday in federal court in North Dakota. It accuses the 79-year-old Holmberg of traveling from North Dakota to the Czech Republic from about June 2011 to November 2016 with the intent to rape a person under the age of 18.
  • Former BCSO sheriff, undersheriff named in cross-country machine gun scheme (NM, ABQ-area sheriff)

    10/27/2023 4:04:48 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Oct 26, 2023 | Matthew Reisen
    Former Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales and Undersheriff Rudy Mora are named — but not charged — in an alleged scheme to illegally acquire machine guns for firearms dealers and gun enthusiasts in Albuquerque and elsewhere. James Christopher Tafoya, the owner of the now-shuttered JCT Firearms in Albuquerque, is charged with conspiracy to violate federal gun laws, unlawful importation of a firearm and making false statements in firearms records in the case. Federal authorities say Gonzales and Mora, who was chief of Laguna Pueblo police at the time, submitted more than 100 letters to Tafoya, asking for the import of...
  • Bismarck man pulls gun at McDonald’s after man refuses to buy him a Big Mac and a Happy Meal

    10/03/2023 7:15:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    KX ^ | Oct 3, 2023 | Joel Porter, Nick Jachim
    A Bismarck man, George Demarrias, pulled a gun on a customer at McDonald’s after the customer refused to buy him a Big Mac and Happy Meal on Saturday. According to the arresting affidavit, the customer was going to the Burnt Boat Drive McDonald’s in Bismarck for lunch around 12:48 p.m. on September 30, when Demarrias approached him asking if the customer could buy him a Big Mac and a Happy Meal. The customer then told Demarrias to “go get a job” and walked into the restaurant. Demarrias followed the customer into the store (which was filled with innocent bystanders, some...
  • North Dakota senator and family killed in plane crash

    10/02/2023 4:00:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/10/23
    North Dakota state senator Doug Larsen, his wife and their two young children died when the small plane they were traveling in crashed in Utah, a Senate leader said Monday, according to The Associated Press. Larsen’s death was confirmed in an email that Republican Senate Majority Leader David Hogue sent to his fellow senators and was obtained by AP. The plane crashed on Sunday evening shortly after taking off from Canyonlands Airfield about 15 miles north of Moab, according to a Grand County Sheriff’s Department statement posted on Facebook. The sheriff’s office said all four people on board the plane...
  • Republican Primary Poll: Ron DeSantis Drops to Single Digits in New Hampshire

    09/22/2023 9:41:11 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 122 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Sep 2023 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has dropped to single digits in New Hampshire’s Republican primary race, the latest Insider Advantage survey found.The survey, which examined the sentiments of 850 likely Republican primary voters in the Granite State, found former President Donald Trump as the dominant frontrunner, having a 28-point lead, garnering 42 percent support.Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley came in second place with 14 percent, and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came in four points behind with ten percent support.In this particular survey, DeSantis — who has failed to make a dent in Trump’s lead nationally or in individual...
  • Shannon Brandt sentenced to prison in death of North Dakota teen Cayler Ellingson

    09/10/2023 11:09:23 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 9, 2023 | Adam Sabes 
    Shannon Brandt was sentenced to 5 years in state prison on Friday for fatally running over 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson following a street dance. Brandt, 42, ran over Ellingson with his 2003 Ford Explorer on Sept. 18, 2022, in McHenry, North Dakota after an argument, prosecutors said. An arrest affidavit filed by a North Dakota State Patrol officer states that Brandt told a 911 operator that Ellingson "wouldn't let me leave." According to the affidavit, Brandt also told the 911 operator that Ellingson was calling other people to "get him." "He got on my vehicle and I couldn't get him away...
  • South Dakota Woman Admits to Making False Rape Report After an Extramarital Tryst in Florida

    08/28/2023 2:49:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 27, 2023 | Andrea Vacchiano
    Skoglund wanted a free STD test, according to the prosecutorA South Dakota woman pleaded guilty to making a false police report after she claimed an assailant raped her in Florida, police say. Renee Dawn Skoglund, 30, was arrested in Sioux Falls on March 10 after reporting sexual battery in Hillsborough County two days before. She was charged with misuse of a 911 system, false report of a crime and fabricating physical evidence. In 911 audio released by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Skoglund claimed that she pulled over to the side of I-75 after having some car trouble. She then reported...
  • Why Have Billionaires Bought Up Thousands of Acres of Land Around Travis Air Force Base?

    08/27/2023 8:59:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/27/2023 | Rick Moran
    Travis Air Force Base and surrounding land in Solano County, Calif. Image: Google Maps Since 2017, a shadowy Silicon Valley company has bought up 52,000 acres of farmland around Travis Air Force Base in Solano County, Calif., totaling about $800 million.Flannery Associates is a company run by Jan Sramek, a 36-year-old former Goldman Sachs trader. Beyond that, nothing much is known of the company except that some of the most famous names in Silicon Valley have invested in a project being promoted by Flannery. Some backers include Marc Andreessen, Powell Jobs, Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital, LinkedIn co-founder Reid...