United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota, 2008

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The 2008 election for North Dakota's At-large congressional district took place on November 4, 2008. The incumbent, North Dakota Democratic NPL Party Congressman Earl Pomeroy, was re-elected to his ninth term. Republican Duane Sand formally announced that he was running on March 20, 2008. He previously challenged Pomeroy in 2004.

Initial speculation for a Republican challenger included Governor of North Dakota John Hoeven and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, who were enjoying very high approval ratings throughout their terms of office. State Representative Kim Koppelman and State House Majority Leader Rick Berg ruled themselves out of the running on February 20, 2008,[1][2] Another possible challenger was Brian Kalk, who decided to run for Public Service Commissioner and was successful in the November election.


North Dakota's At-large congressional district election, 2008[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Pomeroy (inc.) 194,577 61.97
Republican Duane Sand 119,388 38.03
Total votes 313,965 100.00
Democratic hold


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