BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The state GOP chairman says North Dakota Republicans should not be content with wielding supermajority control in the Legislature and having a more than two decade-long stranglehold on top elected offices.
Robert Harms says that will be among the messages to GOP delegates at their convention this weekend at the State Fairgrounds in Minot, where more than 1,000 delegates are expected to attend.
Delegates are slated to endorse candidates for U.S. House, tax commissioner, two public service commission seats, secretary of state, attorney general and agriculture commissioner. Only the race for state agriculture commissioner has a contest.
The convention formally opens Saturday and is scheduled to run through noon Sunday.
National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, along with Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt impersonators, are slated to address delegates on Saturday.