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Published June 09, 2010, 09:05 AM

Berg Wins North Dakota GOP Primary

Fargo state Rep. Rick Berg says he's humbled by his victory margin in Tuesday's North Dakota Republican U.S. House primary.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Fargo state Rep. Rick Berg says he's humbled by his victory margin in Tuesday's North Dakota Republican U.S. House primary.

Berg beat J.D. Donaghe for the Republican nomination to run against incumbent Democratic Rep. Earl Pomeroy in the fall.

With 93 percent of precincts reporting unofficial results late Tuesday, Berg had 89 percent of the vote to Donaghe's 11 percent. Voter turnout appeared to be less than 20 percent.

Berg says his margin gives him a good stepping stone for his fall campaign against Pomeroy.

Donaghe says he didn't expect to win, and he thinks he did well for a first-time candidate. He says he wants to help Berg on energy issues in the fall campaign.

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