Schaffner Dropping Out of GOP House RaceThe first person to enter the North Dakota Republican race for the U.S. House endorsement Paul Schaffner says he's dropping out.
By: Associated Press, WDAZ
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The first person to enter the North Dakota
Republican race for the U.S. House endorsement says he's dropping
Paul Schaffner says he wants to let Fargo state Rep. Rick Berg
and Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer "fight it out."
Schaffner says he's not backing anyone now in the endorsement
race. He says he'll work on behalf of the Republican choice to run
against Democratic incumbent Earl Pomeroy.
Schaffner is a Bismarck businessman and political newcomer. He
announced last August he intended to seek the Republican
endorsement. Since then Cramer and Berg have gotten into the race.
DuWayne Hendrickson of Minot and J.D. Donaghe (DON'-ah-gee) of
Kenmare are also competing for the GOP endorsement.