PHOTO: Gov. John Hoeven (R-ND) is heading towards a landslide victory in his campaign for the U.S. Senate. The platform he advocates is the complete opposite of the incumbent Democrat.
In the contest to replace retiring liberal Sen. Byron Dorgan (D), the GOP has a tremendous lead, and this is now regarded as a safe Republican seat. In a poll out this morning, Gov. John Hoeven (R) is leading state Sen. Tracy Potter (D) by a staggering 73% to 23% margin.
Dorgan became the state’s only Congressman in 1980, and has been in the Senate since 1992 where he is Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee. The retiring Senator is a strong opponent of multi-national corporations and free trade. He is author of the protectionist bible, Take This Job and Ship It: How Corporate Greed and Brain-Dead Politics Are Selling Out America, and was often a fixture on the former CNN program Lou Dobbs Tonight. Continue reading