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Associated Press, Published September 12 2012

Sorum, Riemers running as independents for ND gov

BISMARCK — Two men are running independent campaigns for North Dakota governor this fall.

Frequent political candidate Roland Riemers (RY'-murs) and Republican Paul Sorum will be on the ballot as independents, along with Republican incumbent Jack Dalrymple and Democrat Ryan Taylor.

Sorum is a Fargo architect. He has unsuccessfully sought the North Dakota Republican endorsement to run for the U.S. Senate and governor.

Sorum opposed Dalrymple's endorsement at the state GOP convention last spring. Sorum said at the convention that Republicans needed to "get behind Jack."

Riemers is a Grand Forks resident and longtime political candidate. He's run for the U.S. Senate and the North Dakota Legislature.

In 2004 the Libertarian Party endorsed Riemers' independent candidacy for governor. He even filed to run in North Dakota's Democratic presidential primary in 1996.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.