It struck me the other day, when a hose on my rake broke and I lost 10 gallons of hydraulic fluid in the blink of an eye, that maybe less is more. The rake probably had some hoses that weren’t good enough, but maybe the tractor had a hydraulic pump that was too good. I remember considering the hydraulic pump specs and reputation when I was shopping for the tractor.
The Democratic challenger, Ryan Taylor, has accused Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple of failing to manage the oil boom with a boldness that preserves the quality of life and sense of community that North Dakotans cherish. Dalrymple, for his part, has touted his government experience as vital in guiding the state as it grapples with challenges that go along with the boom.
Libby Schneider, Democrat Ryan Taylor’s campaign manager, issued a statement Thursday calling the poll “thoroughly discredited” and saying it “vastly under-counts” the number of Democrats. The Forum Communications poll shows 59 percent of voters favor Republican incumbent Jack Dalrymple.
Incumbent Jack Dalrymple leads challenger Ryan Taylor by more than 30 points in Forum Communications poll. Dalrymple's appeal appears to be strongest in Burleigh, Stark and Williams counties and weakest in Grand Forks County.
Calling the current administration unresponsive to the state’s growing law enforcement needs, gubernatorial candidate Ryan Taylor unveiled a proposal this morning to bolster the state’s police and judicial ranks.
North Dakota can enjoy economic strength and quality of life whether oil is at $100 a barrel or $30 a barrel. The key is education if we have a compelling and shared vision for the future, talented leadership and smart decisions.
The Democratic candidate for North Dakota governor is proposing an education plan that would include funding for early childhood programs, more scholarship money for college students and a boost in teacher salaries.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple comes out several years late with a plan to release more money to oil country. Candidate Ryan Taylor, who recognized the need for this funding a long time ago, has moved even further ahead of Dalrymple by addressing the needs in child care across the state.
The Democratic candidate for North Dakota governor criticized his opponent Thursday for taking campaign contributions from officers of energy companies doing business in North Dakota, saying they could influence how the governor performs his regulatory role.
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