“I’ve known Kevin Cramer for decades, and over that time, he has proved himself to be a trustworthy, consistent, and principled conservative leader who is aligned with the values and principles I believe in,” Emineth said in a campaign statement.
Cramer and Emineth are both former party leaders.
Emineth was the party’s executive director during the 1980s, and Cramer was his replacement after he left that post. Emineth later served as NDGOP chairman from 2007 until a few months prior to the 2010 midterm elections. (He resigned to focus on business opportunities.)
After a stint as the party’s executive director, Cramer served as party chairman in the early ’90s.
He said Emineth brings “a wealth of political experience and knowledge” to his House campaign.
“I’m grateful Gary has joined the team,” Cramer said. “He is a seasoned professional who definitely knows how to run a winning campaign.”
Emineth said that national Democrats’ focus on winning back North Dakota’s House seat is one of the reasons he’s putting his efforts behind Cramer.
“I believe that it is vitally important for North Dakota Republicans to put forth the absolute strongest fundraiser and the most well-recognized, publicly vetted candidate possible, and I know that Kevin Cramer is that person,” Emineth said.
Cramer faces five other Republicans, one Democrat and a libertarian in his bid to be North Dakota’s next member of Congress.
Emineth has been helping lead Cramer’s fundraising efforts since November, Cramer said.