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Energy and the environment are top priorities in election races

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Many candidates on today’s ballots are pushing energy and environmental issues more than immigration and Obamacare. While ballots are being checked and “I voted” stickers are being handed out, campaign ads show that Republicans and Democrats are viewing energy and environmental issues as top priorities in this year’s race. According to data collected by Kantar Media Intelligence, between October 20 ...

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Democrats Seem To Have Nearly $100,000 In Campaign Finance Errors In Reports

North Dakota Democrats have almost completely outsourced their campaign donation mechanism to a left-wing, Massachussets-based organization called ActBlue. In fact, when you donate to one of the Democrat candidates for office here in North Dakota you really aren’t making a direct contribution to that campaign. You’re actually making a contribution to the Act Blue committee which then supposedly makes the ...

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Governor admits dodging pipeline debate

The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper last week told a roomful of Western gas and oil executives that he hasn’t taken a position on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline because he doesn’t want to “piss off” fellow Democrats and other powers in Washington, D.C., the Durango Herald reported. “I’ve avoided taking a position because it’s just going ...

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Fracking moratorium dies in California Senate

Laurel Rosenhall | The Sacramento Bee An effort to halt the oil extraction process known as fracking failed in the California Senate as lawmakers rejected a bill that would have banned the practice until a state-commissioned study proves it is safe. Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, argued that her measure amounted to hitting “pause” on an oil extraction method that has raised ...

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Hopes for Keystone XL vote fade as talks fail


By MATTHEW DALY | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A bid by supporters of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline to force a vote on the controversial project fell apart Wednesday amid partisan bickering over how the vote should be conducted. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., used a parliamentary maneuver to block a bid by pipeline supporters to include the ...

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Coulda, woulda, shoulda


By: Rob Port, Bakken.com Contributer There’s a lot of “coulda, woulda, shoulda” going on in North Dakota politics right now. That’s to be expected in an election year in a state with a political party – the Democrats – that is desperate to find a bath out of the political woods and back into relevance. Relieved by North Dakota voters ...

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Harry Reid Opens Door To Keystone Pipeline Vote

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By Timothy Gardner and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in an abrupt election-year shift in strategy, opened the possibility on Tuesday of allowing a vote on congressional approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline. “I’m open to anything that will move energy efficiency,” Reid, a long-time foe of the project, told ...

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Oil Will Be Hot Topic In Ag Commish Race


By: Rob Port, Bakken,com Contributor  Until last week North Dakota’s election season was shaping up to be relatively boring. Democrats have struggled to find candidates. As of the time of this writing, less than two weeks before the party’s statewide convention, Democrats have yet to find candidates for dozens of House and Senate seats. While the statewide ballot has begun ...

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