Associated Press, Published February 03 2010
Summary of campaign contributions for North Dakota officesHere is a summary of the 2009 campaign contributions to North Dakota state officeholders who are seeking election this year.
Gov. John Hoeven is not up for re-election; he is running for the U.S. Senate. Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer is running for the U.S. House.
Tax Commissioner Cory Fong, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Secretary of State Al Jaeger are seeking re-election in 2010, while Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is running for his first four-year term. Hoeven appointed Goehring to his job in April 2009.
- Hoeven (R): $123,990 in contributions, $87,212 cash on hand. Largest donor: Jack Hoeven, Minot, $5,000. Jack Hoeven is the governor’s father.
- Fong (R): $57,443 in contributions, $57,633 cash on hand. Largest donors: Waldo Ackerman, Houston, and Don Kessel, Houston, $5,000 each. Ackerman and Kessel are president and vice president of Murex Petroleum Corp., Houston.
- Stenehjem (R): $19,989 in contributions, $31,650 cash on hand. Largest donor: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail PAC, $4,000.
- Cramer (R): $15,415 in contributions, $9,316 cash on hand. Largest donors: Corbin J. Robertson Jr., a Houston energy executive and investor, and his wife, Barbara, $2,500 each.
- Al Jaeger (R): $3,800 in contributions, $1,510 cash on hand. Largest donor: North Dakota Association of Realtors PAC, $2,500.
- Doug Goehring (R): $875 in contributions, $875 cash on hand. Largest donor: North Dakota Oil PAC, $350.
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