Money can’t buy love for Harry Reid

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  News, North Dakota, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Photos via Senate.gov

 
By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau
BISMARCK, N.D. — At least a half-dozen members of the Democrat caucus in the U.S. Senate voted against lame duck Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid continuing his leadership position in the new Congress.
But those senators benefited from millions of dollars in political spending from Reid and his affiliated political […]

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ND university system places two top accountability personnel on leave

By   /  November 12, 2014  /  North Dakota  /  No Comments

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Shortly after winning a victory over a ballot measure which would have replaced the existing State Board of Higher Education, the North Dakota University System’s top officials have taken action against two accountability officials.

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North Dakota election results watching tip: Bellwether county predicts statewide outcomes

By   /  November 4, 2014  /  News, North Dakota, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Photo via Stutsman County official website

By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau
MINOT, N.D. — Political junkies will be glued to election results across the nation, but in North Dakota results watchers may have a way to predict what outcomes will be early Tuesday evening.
Stutsman County, in the southeastern part of the state, is comprised of the area around Jamestown. With a […]

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ND Secretary of State warns auditors about political materials at polling locations

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  North Dakota, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Photo via ND Choose Life

By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s election officials are warning local officials to be careful about what type of voting guides are available at polling places.
The warning came after after complaints from supporters of a pro-life ballot measure about a voting guide they say is inaccurate.
The League of Women […]

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Citizens say they were ‘exploited’ by ad promoting North Dakota ballot measure

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  North Dakota  /  No Comments

Screenshot from NDCWWP "Hunters" ad

A group of sportsmen who agreed to appear in advertising for the North Dakota Tourism Department were surprised to find themselves appearing in marketing for a controversial ballot measure.

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Money pours into race for ND ag commissioner, regulator of oil and gas

By   /  October 27, 2014  /  North Dakota  /  No Comments

Photos via Taylor4nd.com and ND.gov

In the final weeks of the election season, the North Dakota agriculture commissioner race is getting far more contributions from both Republicans and Democrats than any other.

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