Skip to comments.North Dakota: New Poll Shows Kevin Cramer Surge for House Seat
Posted on 06/11/2012 1:56:42 PM PDT by SMGFan
Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer (R) could upset his party-backed opponent in the Tuesday primary for North Dakotas open at-large seat, a new poll suggested.
Cramer led fellow Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk, 60 percent to 21 percent with 19 percent undecided, in a Mason-Dixon poll sponsored by the local Valley News Live/KFYR-TV. The poll surveyed 625 likely voters from June 4 to 6. It had a margin of error of 4 percent.
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Tea Party strikes again!
*ND House GOP primary poll ping*
However, North Dakota politics has changed a lot since I followed it closely as a longtime former resident. Suggest you ping some North Dakota Freepers to add their insight.
Cramer should be running for the senate seat instead of Berg.
If Cramer wins the House seat and Berg loses the Senate race, he’ll probably do just that in 2018 (but hopefully Heitkamp will lose).
Rule of thumb: Vote against anyone backed by the RNC.
Here is a portion of what the Club for Growth said about Kevin Cramer in a recent mailing. Please forgive any typos.
” Kevin Cramer (ND) June 12th Primary
The Club’s PAC has just made an endorsement in this late developing, key race. It has endorsed Kevin Cramer to be the next Congressman from North Dakota.
This is an interesting race that pits two Public Service Commissioners against one another in an open-seat Republican primary. And while Kevin and his primary opponent Brian Kalk may hold the same job in North Dakota, that is where the similarities end.
Kevin is an unfailing economic conservative who believes in the free market principles on which our nation was founded. He has consistently fought against higher taxes, wasteful spending, harmful government regulations, and is extremely outspoken in his opposition to cap and trade.
In stark contrast stands Brian Kalk. Kalk is an establishment candidate with a history of raising taxes. He even supports increasing Social Security taxes!
In late 2011, the EPA supported a $7.6 million utility rate increase (aka a hidden tax) in North Dakota to pay for wind farms in Montana the proposed tax increase wasn’t even going to fund a project in the state of the residents who would have to pay for it!
Kevin Cramer fought hard against this rate increase and in his willingness to take on the EPA proved that he does not back down from a fight. Brian Kalk supported the rate increase.
That alone illustrates how very different these two men are. Kevin is a principled, pro-growth, limited government champion who will fight for the principles you and I share in Congress. Brian Kalk is just another RINO establishment candidate who will continue to vote in favor of big-spending and big-government.
North Dakota is a Republican leaning state so there is a strong chance that the winner of the Republican primary will go on to win the general election.
A Republican majority doesn’t mean much if it’s comprised of Republicans like Brian Kalk who have a history of voting in favor of tax increases. We need economic conservative champions who will be outspoken warriors in our battle to save this nation’s economy.”
“Rule of thumb: Vote against anyone backed by the RNC.”
The RNC keeps sending me solicitations for money. I just sent one back with a handwritten note to the effect that I would be sending money to several individual candidates this election cycle, but I had lost my faith in the RNC to select candidates that are truly fiscal conservatives, therefore they will not get any contributions from me.
Who knows if anyone will read it, but I thought it worth a try.
If this project was for the Montana/Dakota Utility company (which provides electricity to much of Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota), then residents in ND would have receive the benefits of the elctricity from the Montana windfarm. Doesn't mean that wind power is a wise investment, though, the idea that North Dakotans would have received no benefit if the wind farm had performed well is fallacious.
It looks like it’s Cramer for the nominee. His longevity and prior runs for Congress gave him far better name I.D. Interestingly, he’s leading in the general election by 49% to 35%, a solid enough lead, but not a secure one.
As for the Cramer/Kalk primary, I don’t lean towards one candidate or the other and they don’t seem to differ much on the issues.
So if you had the vote today it would be close, still would not bet on her winning with Osama on the ticket getting 40%.
Seems like an open and shut case to me on whom to back in the House primary. Cramer is leading the democrat by more, Club for growth backs him, Kalk is backed by the same state party that annointed Berg as the Senate choice months ago. I haven't heard of a single point in Kalk's favor.
Good to not worry about the House seat at least.
"Cramer should be running for the senate seat instead of Berg."
Too late to force them to switch? ;d