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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Write-in campaign succeeds for Minot Republicans

  • BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — It appears as though North Dakota Republicans in Minot's District 40 will have GOP legislative candidates to support this fall.


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  • BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — It appears as though North Dakota Republicans in Minot's District 40 will have GOP legislative candidates to support this fall.
    Unofficial vote returns show state Sen. Karen Krebsbach and Reps. Robert Frantsvog and Matt Klein all got at least 143 write-in votes.
    That's the minimum number they needed to advance to the November ballot.
    Krebsbach, Klein and Frantsvog weren't listed on the primary ballot because they missed the deadline for filing their paperwork.
    North Dakota law says a primary candidate needs a minimum number of votes to advance to the general election.
    North Dakota Democratic House candidates Louis Pinkerton and Sue Olafson got enough votes to advance to the general election.
    However, the district won't have a Democratic Senate candidate.

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