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How Conrad, Dorgan spent millions left in their war chests

December 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former U.S. Sens. Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan left politics with millions of dollars saved up for campaigns that never happened.
Their money didn’t just disappear.
Together, Dorgan and Conrad used more than $1.4 million of t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

How Conrad, Dorgan spent millions left in their war chests

December 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former U.S. Sens. Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan left politics with millions of dollars saved up for campaigns that never happened.
Their money didn’t just disappear.
Together, Dorgan and Conrad used more than $1.4 million of t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

The long goodbye: Conrad devotes Senate farewell to fiscal fixes

December 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

On a day for farewell addresses in the Senate, Kent Conrad’s came with a warning. Continue Reading

Conrad gives farewell speech on US Senate floor

December 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Senate Budget Committee chairman gave his farewell speech on the Senate floor Wednesday. He spent part of the time thanking family, staff, colleagues and voters, and part of the time talking about reaching a bipartisan budget agreement. Continue Reading

MATTERS AT HAND: Grand Forks farewell highlights Conrad’s personal attributes

December 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Saturday’s event showed off the senator’s emphasis on planning, his compulsive attention to detail, his intuitive grasp of big issues, his toughness, his sense of humor and his improbable optimism. Continue Reading

Sen. Conrad: Politics aside, budget fix simple

December 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Retiring Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., says he could fix the fiscal cliff in about 20 minutes. “It’s amazing at how easy it is to do, actually, if you have no one that you have to persuade but yourself,” the retiring senator quipped in a Fargo Forum editorial board meeting Thursday. Continue Reading

Grand Forks leaders honor Conrad

December 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

More than 120 came to give their thanks to the longtime senator, who is stepping down within weeks after 26 years of service. Officials from the city of Grand Forks, Grand Forks Air Force Base and UND were among those in attendance. Continue Reading

After 26 years, Conrad reflects on his life in Washington

December 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Kent Conrad sent tremors through North Dakota’s political landscape when he announced on Jan. 18, 2011, he would not seek a fifth term in the U.S. Senate. The decision was an aftershock to the political earthquake delivered a year earlier, on Jan. 5, 2010, when Sen. Byron Dorgan, a fellow Democrat, announced he would retire from politics. Continue Reading

Sen. Conrad says he could fix fiscal cliff in about 20 minutes

December 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Retiring Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., says he could fix the fiscal cliff in about 20 minutes. “It’s amazing at how easy it is to do, actually, if you have no one that you have to persuade but yourself,” the retiring senator quipped in a Forum Editorial Board meeting Thursday. Continue Reading

Conrad: Politics set aside, a budget fix would be simple

December 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Retiring Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., said he could fix the fiscal cliff in about 20 minutes. Continue Reading