December 7, 2010 at 6:00 pm in INFORUM
BISMARCK Just before noon Tuesday, Jack Dalrymple became North Dakota’s new governor. Continue Reading
Tags: Drew Wrigley, Governor, jack Dalrymple, John Hoeven, North Dakota 8 Comments »
Ideally, Jack serves out the balance of his term and agrees not to run, so that Drew can get run. We’d be better off with Drew, a moderate Republican like Hoeven, who has a much better understanding of the state’s “big picture”.
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Scooter – Drew is NOT a moderate Republican. He’s the most partisan politician I know. There will be no working with both parties with Drew.
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Well, he is a devoted Art Link fan and I’ve heard him say so personally that he was his favorite ND Governor-and Link was a Dem. A Conservative Dem, but still a Dem. Also, the Wrigleys belong to one of the most liberal churches in the area.
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Scooter – That means nothing.
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Two thumbs up for property tax relief!
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Hoeven and Dorgan are gone, well Hoeven is 1/2 gone, but regardless it’s not gonna be good for ND.
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Pease look up ND Farm Subsidies and see what your knew governor has received in farm payments to line his pockets with – these are public records for the viewing – talk about welfare for the rich.
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My opinion is that Jack Dalrymple will be more or less of a caretaker governor. Keeping the seat warm until the next election in 2012. It’s not much of a secret around the Capitol that he really didn’t want to run for the third term with Governor Hoeven in 2008, and Hoeven had to beg him into running again.
Depending on what Sen. Kent Conrad does when his seat comes up in 2012 – will he run again or will he step aside like Dorgan did – that could create some jockeying for the governorship as well.
Logic would suggest that if Dalrymple bows out, then Drew Wrigley would be in line and ready to seek the GOP nomination for Governor. Other notable Republicans who have been mentioned as possible Republican gubernatorial candidates include Wayne Stenehjem, the attorney general.
It’s possible that Conrad could decline another run for the Senate and instead come home to North Dakota and run for governor instead. A Stenehjem vs. Conrad battle could prove to be very interesting.
First things first, however. Dalrymple has been getting groomed under Hoeven for the last ten years. Let’s see how things work out. Jack could prove to be an excellent governor. Only time will tell.
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