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United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota, 2008


United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota, 2008

The 2008 election for North Dakota's At-large congressional district took place on November 4, 2008. The incumbent, North Dakota Democratic NPL Party Congressman Earl Pomeroy, was re-elected to his ninth term. Republican Duane Sand formally announced that he was running on March 20, 2008. He previously challenged Pomeroy in 2004.

Initial speculation for a Republican challenger included Governor of North Dakota John Hoeven and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, who were enjoying very high approval ratings throughout their terms of office. State Representative Kim Koppelman and State House Majority Leader Rick Berg ruled themselves out of the running on February 20, 2008,[1][2] Another possible challenger was Brian Kalk, who decided to run for Public Service Commissioner and was successful in the November election.


North Dakota's At-large congressional district election, 2008[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Pomeroy (inc.) 194,577 61.97%
Republican Duane Sand 119,388 38.03%
Totals 313,965 100.00%
Democratic hold


  1. ^ Rob, Kim Koppelman Definitely Not Running For US House February 20, 2008
  2. ^ Rob, Rick Berg Definitely Not Running Against Earl Pomeroy
  3. ^

External links

  • Elections and Voting from the North Dakota Secretary of State
  • Race ranking and details from CQ Politics
  • North Dakota House race from 2008 Race Tracker
  • Campaign contributions from
  • North Dakota At-Large from
  • U.S. Congress candidates for North Dakota at Project Vote Smart
  • Official campaign websites
    • Earl Pomeroy, Democratic-NPL Incumbent
    • Duane Sand, Republican
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