Earlier races, more dollars being spent for North Dakota’s urban legislative seats

GRAND FORKS — North Dakotans can breathe a sigh of relief: this year’s campaign almost certainly won’t be the political storm that brought a tsunami of spending to the state in 2018, when GOP Sen. Kevin Cramer ousted Democrat Heidi Heitkamp from a nationally coveted seat.


But the stakes are still high for legislative hopefuls, who are eyeing their prospective campaigns now, eight months before Election Day. And those candidates are staring down a shifting landscape, where – especially along the Interstate 29 corridor – cash appears to be growing.