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Published November 04 2012

Forum editorial: A review of Forum selections

Here is a recap of The Forum’s editorial endorsements for Tuesday’s elections for president and in North Dakota and Minnesota races.


Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama.

North Dakota

U.S. Senate: Congressman Rick Berg over former Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp.

U.S. House: Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer over former state legislator Pam Gulleson.

Governor: Gov. Jack Dalrymple over state Sen. Ryan Taylor.

Auditor: Incumbent Bob Peterson over state legislator Scot Kelsh.

Treasurer: Incumbent Kelly Schmidt over Ross Mushik.

Insurance commissioner: Incumbent Adam Hamm over Tom Potter.

Public Service commissioner: State Sen. Randy Christmann over Brad Crabtree.

Cass County commissioner: District 1 – Rocky Schneider over Chad Peterson; District 5 – Mary Scherling over Brandy Pyle.

Measure 1 (poll tax, offensive language) YES.

Measure 2 (executive oath) YES.

Measure 3 (farming, ranching) YES.

Measure 4 (state smoking ban) YES.

Measure 5 (animal welfare) NO.


U.S. Senate: Sen. Amy Klobuchar over Kurt Bills.

U.S. House, District 7: Congressman Collin Peterson over Lee Byberg.

State Senate District 4: Phil Hansen over Rep. Kent Eken.

State House District 4A: Travis Reimche over Ben Lien.

State House District 4B: Rep. Paul Marquart over Paul Sandman.

Measure: Voter ID constitutional amendment – NO.

Measure: Marriage constitutional amendment – NO.

Forum editorials represent the opinion of Forum management and the newspaper’s Editorial Board.