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North Dakota Politics

GOP Hopeful Called Out Over Ad On Youtube

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

The Republican nominee for North Dakota's open Senate seat is being attacked by commenters on YouTube -- including a comparison to the 2004 Lindsay Lo...

Poll Puts North Dakota Democrat In Lead

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics

A new poll commissioned by the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party gives Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Heidi Heitkamp a 6-point lead over her Republica...

Dem Candidate Touts Independence

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

The Democratic nominee for North Dakota's open U.S. Senate seat is touting her record of standing up to former President Bill Clinton's administration...

John Celock

After Economic Boom, What Will Be North Dakota's Next Move?

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

The federal government's rural development agency released a report Wednesday outlining a series of recommendations for North Dakota in the wake of th...

Wealthy Candidate Attacked For Raising Pay

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

Democrats are spinning North Dakota Republican U.S. Senate nominee Rick Berg's catch phrase against him, saying his vote to raise his own pay as a sta...

Tea Party Lawmaker: 'Bambi' Part Of Government Plot

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

A Tea Party lawmaker in Montana said the relocation of 60 bison -- which he blamed on Walt Disney's creation of "Bambi" -- could lead to gas jumping t...

Dem Claims Record With Health Care Ad

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

The Democratic U.S. Senate nominee in North Dakota announced Friday that her new web ad denouncing political attacks has set a viewership record for t...

Turkey And Taxes Take Over Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

As the candidates in North Dakota's gubernatorial race barnstorm the state during the few warm months of the year, property taxes and the state surplu...

GOP Lawmaker Criticized For Neglecting State's Interests

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

The race for North Dakota's open U.S. Senate seat continued to gain national prominence Tuesday as the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee releas...

John Celock

Planned Parenthood Declares Victory In Defeat Of 'Boogeyman' Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

The leader of a Planned Parenthood chapter said attacks on the group over its opposition to North Dakota's religious freedom amendment backfired and e...

GOP Lawmaker Attacked For Voting To 'Preserve Government Waste'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

The newly minted Republican nominee for North Dakota's open U.S. Senate seat is facing criticism by his Democratic opponent for voting against cutting...

John Celock

North Dakota Voters Reject Religious Freedom Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

North Dakota voters rejected proposals to institute religious freedom law and repeal all property taxes during Tuesday's primary election. The def...

Nate Willis

Slow Growth Seen For State Finances

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate Willis | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

With state budgets experiencing an increase in both spending and revenues, the economy is showing signs of a slow, measured recovery, according to a n...

John Celock

Opponents Claim State Could Legalize Child Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

North Dakota residents are voting Tuesday on a controversial religious freedom referendum that opponents say could legalize child abuse, domestic viol...

Poll Places North Dakota Dem In Lead

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

A new poll conducted for a television station in North Dakota's Red River Valley shows Democrat Heidi Heitkamp with a one-point lead in the race for t...

John Celock

Voters Consider New Use For Oil Money

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Voters in North Dakota will decide Tuesday whether to continue using property taxes to fund local governments or to instead use oil funds to bolster m...

John Celock

Dueling Ads Unveiled In North Dakota Governor Race

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

It is dueling campaign styles as the first ads hit the North Dakota governor's race, with the Republican incumbent touting his record and the Democrat...

John Celock

New Jersey Tops Anti-Corruption List, Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new study named a state known for government scandals and arrests as in the best position to prevent corruption. The State Integri...

John Celock

Political Fight Over College Nickname Escalates

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

North Dakota may be the next state where voters will be asked to slap down their local legislature. The bone of contention is nothing less than the fu...

John Celock

Lawmakers To Tackle More Than Nickname

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

The Fighting Sioux nickname is not the only thing on North Dakota lawmakers' plates during a special session this week, with flooding and housing also...

John Celock

North Dakota Legislature To Debate College Sports

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

In between discussions over flood protection, redistricting and housing, the North Dakota state legislature will dedicate part of next week's special ...

John Celock

Political Races Take Shape In Economic Boom State

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) announced Tuesday that he would seek a full term in the governor's office in the 2012 election. Dalrymple succ...

Sam Stein

North Dakota Dems Pass Resolution Backing Public Plan, Alert Sen. Conrad

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a move that seems designed to push Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) on health care reform, the North Dakota Democratic Party voted two weeks ago to make the...