North Dakota Republican Party

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North Dakota Republican Party
ChairpersonRick Berg
Senate LeaderRich Wardner
House LeaderChet Pollert
Founded1889
Headquarters1029 North Fifth St.
Bismarck, ND 58501
IdeologyConservatism
Fiscal conservatism
Social conservatism
Political positionRight-wing
National affiliationRepublican Party
ColorsRed
Seats in the U.S. Senate
(N.D. seats)
2 / 2
Seats in the U.S. House
(N.D. seats)
1 / 1
Seats in the North Dakota Senate
40 / 47
Seats in the North Dakota House of Representatives
80 / 94
Website
www.ndgop.org

The North Dakota Republican Party is the North Dakota affiliate of the United States Republican Party.

Its platform is conservative. The party holds nearly all statewide positions in addition to having a supermajority in both houses of the state legislature. The current chairman is Rick Berg.

History[edit]

The state Republican Party has always been a major force in state politics, in many cases having a dominant position. Founded in 1889, the Party initially dominated all state politics for the state's first 20 years of existence, with the exception of a brief period from 1893 to 1894 in which the North Dakota Democratic-Independent Party briefly overthrew the Republican Party.

In the early 20th century, the Party was effectively divided into two groups that nominated candidates on the Republican ticket, the progressive Non-Partisan League (NPL) and the conservative Independent Voters Association (IVA). This period ended when the NPL merged with the state Democratic Party, and the IVA effectively became known as the Republican Party.

The Party holds its convention in the spring of election years, usually rotating the convention between four of the state's largest cities: Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, and Minot.

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Current elected officials[edit]

The North Dakota Republican Party controls all twelve of the statewide offices and holds supermajorities in both the North Dakota Senate and the North Dakota House of Representatives. Republicans also hold both of the state's U.S. Senate seats and the state's At-Large congressional district.

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U.S. Senate[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Statewide offices[edit]

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