World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota, 2000

The 2000 U.S. House of Representatives election for the state of North Dakota's At-large congressional district was held November 7, 2000. The incumbent, Democratic-NPL Congressman Earl Pomeroy was re-elected to his fifth term, defeating Republican candidate John Dorso.

Only Pomeroy filed as a Dem-NPLer, and the endorsed Republican candidate was John Dorso, who was serving as the North Dakota House Majority Leader. Pomeroy and Dorso won the primary elections for their respective parties.[1]

While the election was the closest for Pomeroy since 1994, Dorso was unable to defeat the four-term congressman. Dorso's father, Carmen Dorso, died during the campaign after a battle with leukemia.[2]

Two independent candidates, Jan Shelver and Kenneth R. Loughead, also sought the seat, but had little impact on the result. Loughead had previously sought the seat in 1998 and 1996.[3]

Election results

North Dakota's At-large congressional district election, 2000[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Pomeroy (inc.) 151,173 52.92%
Republican John Dorso 127,251 44.55%
Independent Jan Shelver 4,731 1.66%
Independent Kenneth R. Loughead 2,481 0.87%
Write-ins 22 0.01%
Totals 285,658 100.00%
Democratic hold

References

  1. ^ North Dakota Secretary of State
  2. ^ John Dorso's Father Dies
  3. ^ Kenneth R. Loughead profile
  4. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2000/2000Stat.htm#34

External links

  • 2000 North Dakota U.S. House of Representatives Election results


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.