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Published March 07, 2010, 09:14 PM

House GOP Candidate Kevin Cramer Says He Has Advantage Over Pomeroy

North Dakota House Republican candidate Kevin Cramer says his three statewide campaigns should give him an advantage in running against Democrat Earl Pomeroy.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota House Republican candidate

Kevin Cramer says his three statewide campaigns should give him an

advantage in running against Democrat Earl Pomeroy.

But supporters of rival House candidate Rick Berg say the issue

cuts both ways. Cramer lost twice to Pomeroy in the 1990s.

North Dakota Republicans are endorsing their House candidate at

the state party's convention in Grand Forks in two weeks.

Cramer got 65 percent of the vote in 2004 when he won his first

term on the state Public Service Commission. He lost to Pomeroy in

1996 and 1998.

But Cramer points out he was drafted into the second race. He

says he's been willing to step forward, while Berg has put off

running when it looked less promising.

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