FARGO – The Washington Post has put North Dakota atop its list of “The 10 House districts that might surprise you.”
The report today aims to showcase 10 House races that are “surprisingly competitive” in an election year, where not only is partisan control at stake but where redistricting has changed the game for seats across the country.
North Dakota is the only state on the list where redistricting wasn’t a factor in the competitive nature of its House race. (North Dakota is a single at-large district, so there is no redistricting here.)
But Berg’s decision to seek the U.S. Senate this year means “Democrats appear to have a fighting chance to win (the seat) back,” the Post reports.
Kalk is the Republicans’ endorsed candidate in the race. Cramer is challenging him in the June 12 primary, which will determine the official GOP candidate in the November election.
The Post’s report says Gulleson seems to have the advantage so far, citing her comparatively successful fundraising reports and the appearance of “a very strong campaign.”
“This is still a conservative state, but she’s on the right path,” The Post wrote.
In contrast to The Post’s story, though, ratings from various national media outlets still put North Dakota’s House seat in the “red” column.
No public polling has yet been released in the race.