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Published March 20, 2010, 06:09 PM

NDGOP Picks Senate, House, Attorney General Endorsements

Governor John Hoeven has the North Dakota Republican Party's endorsement to run for U.S. Senate.

By: Renee Chmiel, WDAZ

Governor John Hoeven has the North Dakota Republican Party's endorsement to run for U.S. Senate. He defeated Paul Sorum at the North Dakota Republican Convention today to win the endorsement. Hoeven got 945 votes. Sorum got 251. Hoeven is looking to succeed Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan.

Fargo state Representative Rick Berg is the preferred candidate for U.S. House. He defeated three other candidates and got 972 votes; runner-up Kevin Cramer got 442. Berg also defeated J.D. Donaghe and DuWayne Hendrickson. Berg will be running against incumbent Representative Democrat Earl Pomeroy, who is seeking his 10th House term.

Michael Little/NDGOP Executive Committee Region Two Chair: "There's really kind of a general atmosphere here, an atmosphere that all of us are really rallying behind; this point of liberty and this idea of freedom and really the ideas of the party."

Republican convention delegates also gave North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem their approval for re-election today. He was first elected attorney general in 2000.

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