Published November 04 2012
Forum editorial: A review of Forum selectionsHere 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.
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.