Brian Walsh

Desperate to defend his out-of-touch Washington to voters in North Dakota, incumbent Democrat Earl Pomeroy has taken up a misinformation campaign in an attempt to salvage his prospects for reelection. 

But the people of North Dakota aren’t easy to fool.  While Pomeroy has been spinning his party-line votes for the Obama/Pelosi agenda, which include trillions in new and spending and increasing the debt limit to record and unsustainable highs, his constituents have had to live with the consequences of his actions.  In one example that shows Pomeroy doesn’t represent the values of North Dakota any more, it turns out that he has accepted the most insurance money out of any Congressman in America this election – all the while pushing his party’s government takeover of the industry.

With recent polls giving Republican Rick Berg a slight edge over Pomeroy, voters are clearly seeking a new direction.  They’re tired of the Washington double-speak used so frequently by Pomeroy over the years and are ready to send a message to the Washington liberal establishment on Election Day.

Original Post: 6/8/2010

One of the most hotly contested races in the country lies in the northern plains: North Dakota’s At-large Congressional District. Rep. Earl Pomeroy, a vulnerable Democrat who has represented North Dakota since elected in 1992, faces his toughest challenge yet in the form of GOP nominee Rick Berg.

Earl Pomeroy started off the year with retirement rumors surrounding him as it became apparent that the nine-term incumbent has grown to personify “Washington-as-usual”. Pomeroy’s mentor, Byron Dorgan, announced his own retirement from the U.S. Senate in January, an act which would have a  profound impact on North Dakota’s political structure, and could very well lead to Pomeroy’s own forced retirement. Shortly after Dorgan’s retirement, the Democrats scrambled to pass their government takeover of healthcare, in which Pomeroy told his colleagues that he might as well just quit if they don’t hurry up and pass Obamacare.

Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh is the Political Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee.