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NORTH DAKOTA

north-dakotaPopulation: 756,927 (2015)

Filing deadline: April 11, 2016.

Primary:  June 14,  2016.

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North Dakota (R+10) has a very high share of Northern Europeans and is 91% White.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 3. North Dakota is a solid GOP state in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 1 Demo­crat, 1 Republican.

Heidi Heitkamp. (Pic: Congress)

Heidi Heitkamp. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 1: Heidi Heit­kamp (D)
Committees: Banking, Agriculture, Homeland Security, Small Business, Indian Affairs.

Democratic nominee: Heidi Heit­kamp
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Leans Dem in 2018.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Lawyer, Tax Commissioner and State Attorney General Heidi Heit­kamp (b.1955) won a very close race, with 50% in 2012.

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John Hoeven. (Pic: Congress)

John Hoeven. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 3: John Hoeven (R)
Committees: Agriculture, Appropriations, Energy & Natural Resources, Indian Affairs.

Democratic nomineeEliot Glassheim
Republican nominee: John Hoeven

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
Businessman and Governor John Hoeven (b.1957) won a solid 76% in 2010. The Dems nominated State Representative and bookstore owner Eliot Glassheim.

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Repre­sen­tatives: 1 Republican.

Kevin Cramer. (Pic: Congress)

Kevin Cramer. (Pic: Congress)

District 1
Representative: Kevin Cramer (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nomineeChase Iron Eyes
Republican nominee: Kevin Cramer

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, May 16, 2016:
The district (R+10) covers the state of North Dakota. Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer (b.1961) was first elected in 2012 and took 54% in 2014. The Democrats nominated lawyer and Native American activist Chase Iron Eyes.

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STATE LEVEL

Jack Dalrymple. (Pic: State of ND)

Jack Dalrymple. (Pic: State of ND)

Governor: Jack Dal­rymple (R)

Democratic nomineeMarvin Nelson
Republican nominee: Doug Burgum

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
Farmer, State Representative and LG Jack Dal­rymple (b.1948) was promoted when Hoeven became a Senator and was re-elected in 2012 med 63%. He is not seeking re-election in 2016. The GOP nominated businessman and billionaire Doug Burgum. The Dems nominated agricultural consultant and State Representative Marvin Nelson.

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Drew Wrigley. (State of ND)

Drew Wrigley. (State of ND)

Lieutenant Go­vernor: Drew Wrigley (R)

Democratic nominee: Joan Heckaman
Republican nominee: Brent Sanford

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The LG is chosen by the candidates and are nominated and elected on the same ticket. Lawyer and Federal prosecutor Drew Wrigley (b.1950) admitted to having an affair and is not running again. Democrat Nelson chose State Senator Joan Heckaman. For the GOP, Burgum chose Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford.

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Kelly Schmidt. (Pic: State of ND)

Kelly Schmidt. (Pic: State of ND)

Treasurer: Kelly Schmidt (R)

Democratic nominee: Tim Mathern
Republican nominee: Kelly Schmidt

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Kelly Schmidt
(b.1962) was first elected in 2004 and took 66% in 2012. The Dems are running State Senator Tim Mathern.

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Bob Peterson. (Pic: State of ND)

Bob Peterson. (Pic: State of ND)

Auditor: Bob Peterson (R)

Democratic nominee: NONE
Republican nominee: Josh Gallion

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Bob Peterson
(b.1951) took over the office from his father in 1996 but is not seeking re-election in 2016. The GOP nominated accounting manager and veteran Josh Gallion to replace him.

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Kirsten Baesler. (Pic: State of ND)

Kirsten Baesler. (Pic: State of ND)

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Kir­sten Baesler (R)

Republican nominee: Joe Chiang
Republican nominee: Kir­sten Baesler

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The office is formally non-partisan. School librarian Kir­sten Baesler won election with 55% in 2012, but has had some negative press due to her turbulent personal life. Her only challenge comes from fellow Republican and teacher Joe Chiang.

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Adam Hamm. (Pic: State of ND)

Adam Hamm. (Pic: State of ND)

Insurance Commissioner: Adam Hamm (R)

Democratic nomineeRuth Buffalo
Republican nomineeJon Godfread

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Lawyer Adam Hamm (b.1971) was appointed to the position in 2007 and re-elected in 2012 with 63%. He is not running again. The GOP nominated lawyer Jon Godfread. The Dems nominated Native American activist Ruth Buffalo.

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Al Jaeger. (Pic: State of ND)

Al Jaeger. (Pic: State of ND)

Secretary of State: Al Jaeger (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Al Jaeger

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Businessman and teacher Al Jaeger (b.1943) was first elected in 1992 and took 62% in 2014.

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Wayne Stenehjem. (Pic: State of ND)

Wayne Stenehjem. (Pic: State of ND)

Attorney General: Wayne Stene­hjem (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Lawyer and State Senator Wayne Stene­hjem (b.1953) was first elected in 2000 and took 74% in 2014. He ran for Governor in 2016, but lost the primary.

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Doug Goehring. (Pic: State of ND)

Doug Goehring. (Pic: State of ND)

Agriculture Commissioner: Doug Goehring (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Doug Goehring

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Farmer Doug Goehring was appointed in 2009 and took 57% in 2014.

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Ryan Rauschenberger. (Pic: State of ND)

Ryan Rauschenberger. (Pic: State of ND)

Tax Commissioner: Ryan Rauschenberger (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nomineeRyan Rauschenberger

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Accountant Ryan Rauschenberger was appointed in January 2014 and took 57% in November.

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Julie Fedorchak. (Pic: State of ND)

Julie Fedorchak. (Pic: State of ND)

Public Service Commissioner: Julie Fedorchak (R)

Democratic nominee: Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun
Republican nominee: Julie Fedorchak

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Businesswoman Julie Fedorchak was appointed by Dalrymple and won 66% in a special election in 2014. She is up for a full six-year term in 2016. The Dems nominated college employee Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun.

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Randy-Christmann. (Pic: State of ND)

Randy-Christmann. (Pic: State of ND)

Public Service Commissioner: Randy Chris­t­mann (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee
: Randy Chris­t­mann

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Businessman and State Senator Randy Chris­t­mann (b.1960) was elected with 66% in 2012.

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Brian Kalk. (Pic: State of ND)

Brian Kalk. (Pic: State of ND)

Public Service Commissioner: Brian Kalk (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Brian Kalk

Rating, May 16, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2020.

Status, May 16, 2016:
Veteran Brian Kalk (b.1966) was first elected in 2008 and took 65% in 2014.

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State Senate: 47 (16D / 31R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2016/18.
State House: 94 (23D / 71R). Term 4 years. Half elected in 2016/18.

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