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Rick Berg wins 1st full term as North Dakota GOP chairman

June 16, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Rick Berg of Fargo has been elected to his first full term as chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party.

Members of the party’s state committee unanimously backed Berg at their meeting in Bismarck on Saturday.

Berg was first elected party chairmaan in March 2018 to fill out the term of Kelly Armstrong, who stepped down to run for Congress.

Berg served in the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1985 to 2011 with stints as speaker and majority leader. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010 when he defeated Democrat Earl Pomeroy. He ran for the U.S. Senate in 2012 but lost to Democrat Heidi Heitkamp.

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