The North Dakota Secretary of State published a list of qualified state candidates yesterday, and predictions that the general election for the Senate race is already set came true. Such prognostications were made once Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) and at-large Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-Bismarck) both won unanimous endorsements at the state party conventions held within the past couple of weeks. Once the unified endorsements were made, the June 12th primary election for both parties appeared moot.
On the Democratic side, Sen. Heitkamp is now officially unopposed in the party primary, while Rep. Cramer sees only former Niagra Mayor Thomas O’Neill coming forward to challenge him for the Republican nomination. Therefore, the Heitkamp-Cramer general election is now a certainty.
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