Potter knows how to lead a large organization. He knows North Dakota. He knows North Dakota government. When he decided to offer himself for election to the job, he asked me to be the chairman of his campaign. I was pleased to accept.
Without seeking party endorsement or taking party money, I approach the office with no debt load. No decision or hire will be influenced by a party.
The only obligation I will have is to the students and parents of North Dakota.
As for affordable housing, North Dakota school districts from Minot to Crosby to Dickinson face an emergency that requires state help. The state Land Board has provided some funding, but with $1.7 billion in the Common Schools Trust Fund, it can do much more.
Tracy Potter, 61, thinks his management skills would be an asset to the Department of Public Instruction. He is executive director of the Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation and served as a Bismarck state senator from 2007-2011. He also ran for the U.S. Senate against John Hoeven in 2010.
It seems likely that the Republican tide will engulf North Dakota, along with much of the rest of the nation. It’s even possible that there won’t be a Democrat left standing among the statewide candidates.
John Hoeven will have two great strengths. The first is his record: He’ll join the Senate as one of America’s most successful governors, judging by approval ratings. The second simply is his intelligence and charm.
John Hoeven will have two great strengths.The first is his record: He’ll join the Senate as one of America’s most successful governors, judging by approval ratings. The second simply is his intelligence and charm.
U.S. Senate candidate has visited 42 of North Dakota’s 53 counties
Democratic-NPL candidate Tracy Potter is still on track to complete an old-fashioned soapbox tour of North Dakota’s 53 county courthouses as he campaigns for the U.S. Senate against Republican Gov. John Hoeven.
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