North Dakota GOP supports Baesler for superintendent

North Dakota’s Republican Party is supporting the reelection bid of State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, who pleaded guilty to drunken driving in March but still dominated the June primary.

More than two-thirds of the party’s 58-member State Committee voted in a secret ballot on Saturday at its meeting in Medora to award Baesler its letter of support over Underwood School District Superintendent/Activities Director Brandt J. Dick. The office is nonpartisan, but political parties issue letters of support for candidates. Baesler is seeking a third term in office.