kelly armstrong

Not all lobbyists lost in this election. Just the groups and councils who have secretly pulled some levers in North Dakota government and wanted desperately to keep their special level of coziness. The North Dakota Petroleum Council spent $60,000, the ...

Yes, North Dakota politicians are threatening insurance protections for pre-existing condition. Some have made repeated attempts to accomplish this but have failed due to public outrage. Now facing that outrage again during an election and as a Republican lawsuit threatens ...

Kelly Armstrong’s campaign released poll results to selected friendly outlets today. The poll, paid for by his campaign and conducted by Axis Research, shows he has passed 50% and leads his opponent Mac Schneider. The results may have been released ...

Public polling is often difficult to come by in North Dakota politics. Yet, today housed on the front page of the Fargo Forum is a poll result on recreational marijuana. The poll was conducted by Odney Advertising. Why did Odney ...

Yesterday NDGOP candidates and officials attempted to “set the record straight” on their actions regarding health care. The attempt took place at a press conference in Bismarck. Reading the reports from journalists in attendance, there were quite a few misleading ...

If Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread are successful in their lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, what does it mean for North Dakota’s Medicaid Expansion? It seems that unless an act of Congress were to follow, ...

Following last week’s acknowledgment from Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread that he had “assisted” Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem in the latest health care lawsuit, I submitted an open record request. I wanted to see what kind of assistance the Insurance Department ...

A lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act has again placed the spotlight on health care in the midterm election. The lawsuit, originating with the Texas Attorney General, has the support and signature of North Dakota’s Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. ...

It has been a busy week in terms of tariffs, bailouts, and the politics around agriculture in North Dakota. The escalating trade war and its impacts have been felt by farmers. Those who attempted to downplay impacts as “hysteria” and ...

The second quarter fundraising reports have been published by the FEC and there are a couple of items to take away in North Dakota’s Congressional race. Though Kelly Armstrong maintains the overall money advantage, reports show Mac Schneider has out-raised ...