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Published March 21, 2010, 03:12 PM

ND GOP Picks Commissioner, Secretary of State Endorsements

Kevin Cramer had said he wouldn't run for re-election because he was focused on his bid for Congress, but agreed to run again today at the North Dakota GOP Convention.

By: Renee Chmiel, WDAZ

Although Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer lost the bid for the Republican endorsement to run for the U.S. House, he he did win the party's approval today to run for a second term as Public Service Commissioner. Cramer had said he wouldn't run for re-election because he was focused on his bid for Congress, but agreed to run again today at the North Dakota GOP Convention.

Today the party also gave its approval to Tax Commissioner Cory Fong to run for re-election. Fong, who has been in the position since 2005, was unopposed. Secretary of State Al Jaeger also has the party's approval to seek another term. He was first elected in 1992.

Brian Kalk/ND Public Service Commissioner: "The way to get more votes is you knock on more doors. You put up more yard signs. You talk to more people in the cafes. That's how we win at the district level. That's how we win at the state level. And that's how we'll send Berg and Hoeven to D.C."

Today the party also endorsed North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring to run for re-election. He was appointed to the position last April and was unopposed for the endorsement.

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