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GOP asks “why?” and “where do we go from here?”

November 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, Republicans plunged Wednesday into an intense period of self-examination, blame-setting and testy debate over whether their party needs serious change or just some minor tweaks. Continue Reading

Romney, Obama show rural issue differences

October 23, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Questionnaires and other sources provide a glimpse into what President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney think about rural issues, since they seldom discuss the topic on the campaign trail. Continue Reading

Rhetoric heats up in presidential race

October 18, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

A night of humor after day of campaign criticism
NEW YORK (AP) President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected criticism that his administration has offered a confused response to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, an accusation made repeatedly by Republican challenger Mitt Romney in their campaign for the White House Continue Reading

Rural issue talk rare in presidential campaign

October 11, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

As they campaign, presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney pretty much ignore rural-specific issues.
It is not that they lack a chance to talk about such issues. Some of the major swing states are heavy on agriculture, and candidates often stop there, with Iowa and Wisconsin two Midwestern cases in point. Continue Reading

Democrats want Romney to explain offshore accounts

July 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is raising millions of dollars from New York’s elite Sunday, as Democrats push for him to explain offshore bank accounts and release several years of tax returns. Continue Reading

Forum polls often hit their mark

May 18, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Reading poll results is a lot like tuning in midway through a boxing match. You can see who is winning and who is taking a beating, but you also know a few big blows could change the fight’s outcome in a heartbeat. Continue Reading

Romney defeats Santorum in GOP primary in Illinois

March 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) Mitt Romney took a major stride toward the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, routing Rick Santorum in the Illinois primary for his third big-state win in a row and padding his already-formidable lead in the race for convention delegates. Continue Reading

Santorum: Mississippi could make it a 2-man race

March 7, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) Riding on the wins from three of 10 states including North Dakota who chose their Republican nominee for president Tuesday and urging conservatives not to yield, Rick Santorum told supporters Wednesday that they could make the GOP contest a two-man race if they deliver him a victory next week and offer an embarrassing loss to rival Newt Gingrich in the South. Continue Reading

Presidential candidate soon to make way around western ND

February 18, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s visit to Dickinson is just hours away. Continue Reading

Dalrymple for president?

October 6, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Don’t call Gov. Jack Dalrymple if you’re looking for a presidential candidate.
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