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A general election was held in the U.S. state of North Dakota on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, with primary elections being held on June 8, 2010.

U.S. Congress

Senate

Main article: United States Senate election in North Dakota, 2010

See also: United States Senate elections, 2010

Incumbent Democrat Byron Dorgan was eligible to run for re-election to a fourth term but announced in January 2010 that he would not seek reelection, citing his desire to retire and pursue other interests outside of public life.[1] Tracy Potter, a state senator representing Bismarck,[2] won the Democratic-NPL primary while incumbent Governor John Hoeven won the Republican primary and Keith Hanson, a software engineer from West Fargo,[3] won the Libertarian primary.[4] On November 2, 2010, Hoeven won the general election in a landslide with 76.08% of the vote.

United States Senate election in North Dakota, 2010[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Hoeven 181,689 76.08% +44.36%
Democratic-NPL Tracy Potter 52,955 22.17% -46.11%
Libertarian Keith Hanson 3,890 1.63% N/A
Total votes 238,534 100.00% N/A
Republican gain from Democratic-NPL

House of Representatives

Main article: United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota, 2010

See also: United States House of Representatives elections, 2010

Incumbent Democrat Earl Pomeroy, who had represented North Dakota in the United States House of Representatives since 1993, ran for re-election and was defeated by Republican nominee Rick Berg, a state representative from Fargo.[6]

United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota, 2010[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Berg 129,802 54.74%
Democratic-NPL Earl Pomeroy (incumbent) 106,542 44.93%
Write-in 793 0.33%
Total votes 237,137 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic-NPL

Statewide constitutional offices

Secretary of State

2010 North Dakota Secretary of State election

← 2006 November 2, 2010 2014 →
 
Nominee Alvin Jaeger Corey Mock
Party Republican Democratic-NPL
Popular vote 145,882 87,519
Percentage 62.44% 37.46%

Secretary of State before election

Alvin Jaeger
Republican

Elected Secretary of State

Alvin Jaeger
Republican

Incumbent Republican Alvin Jaeger ran for re-election to a sixth term as North Dakota Secretary of State and defeated a challenge from Democratic nominee Corey Mock, a state representative from Grand Forks.[8] Jaeger was endorsed by the Grand Forks Herald[9] while Mock was endorsed by The Bismarck Tribune[10] and the AFL–CIO.[11] During the campaign, Jaeger faced criticism over his office's mishandling of a candidate's campaign filings which resulted in them being mistakenly omitted from the June 8 primary election ballot.[12]

North Dakota Secretary of State election, 2010[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alvin Jaeger (incumbent) 145,882 62.44%
Democratic-NPL Corey Mock 87,519 37.46%
Write-in 222 0.1%
Total votes 233,623 100.00%
Republican hold

Attorney General

2010 North Dakota Attorney General election

← 2006 November 2, 2010 2014 →
 
Nominee Wayne Stenehjem Jeanette Boechler
Party Republican Democratic-NPL
Popular vote 175,627 59,781
Percentage 74.55% 25.38%

Attorney General before election

Wayne Stenehjem
Republican

Elected Attorney General

Wayne Stenehjem
Republican

Incumbent Republican Wayne Stenehjem ran for re-election to a fourth term as North Dakota Attorney General and defeated a challenge from Democratic nominee Jeanette Boechler, a personal injury lawyer from Fargo.[14]

North Dakota Attorney General election, 2010[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wayne Stenehjem (incumbent) 175,627 74.55%
Democratic-NPL Jeanette Boechler 59,781 25.38%
Write-in 174 0.07%
Total votes 235,582 100.00%
Republican hold

Agriculture Commissioner

2010 North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner election

← 2006 November 2, 2010 2014 →
 
Nominee Doug Goehring Merle Boucher
Party Republican Democratic-NPL
Popular vote 157,867 74,143
Percentage 67.98% 31.93%

Agriculture Commissioner before election

Doug Goehring
Republican

Elected Agriculture Commissioner

Doug Goehring
Republican

Incumbent Republican Doug Goehring ran for election to his first full term as North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner and defeated a challenge from Democratic nominee Merle Boucher, the Democrat minority leader of the North Dakota House of Representatives from Rolette.[16]

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner election, 2010[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Goehring (incumbent) 157,867 67.98%
Democratic-NPL Merle Boucher 74,143 31.93%
Write-in 216 0.09%
Total votes 232,226 100.00%
Republican hold

Tax Commissioner

2010 North Dakota Tax Commissioner election

← 2006 November 2, 2010 2014 →
 
Nominee Cory Fong Cynthia Kaldor Richard Flattum-Riemers
Party Republican Democratic-NPL Libertarian
Popular vote 156,520 67,856 7,716
Percentage 67.39% 29.22% 3.32%

Tax Commissioner before election

Cory Fong
Republican

Elected Tax Commissioner

Cory Fong
Republican

Incumbent Republican Cory Fong ran for re-election to a second term as North Dakota Tax Commissioner and defeated challenges from Democratic nominee Cynthia Kaldor, a businesswoman and former member of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education from Mayville,[18] and Libertarian nominee Richard Flattum-Riemers.

North Dakota Tax Commissioner election, 2010[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cory Fong (incumbent) 156,520 67.39%
Democratic-NPL Cynthia Kaldor 67,856 29.22%
Libertarian Richard Flattum-Riemers 7,716 3.32%
Write-in 160 0.07%
Total votes 232,252 100.00%
Republican hold

State Legislature

State Senate

Main article: 2010 North Dakota Senate election

One-half of the seats of the North Dakota Senate are up for election in 2010.

State House of Representatives

Main article: 2010 North Dakota House of Representatives election

One-half of the seats in the North Dakota House of Representatives are up for election in 2010.

Judicial positions

Multiple judicial positions will be up for election in 2010.

Ballot measures

One measure has been certified, and at least ten initiatives are pending.

Local

Many elections for county offices were held on November 2, 2010.

References

  1. ^ Herszenhorn, David (5 January 2010). "Senator Dorgan of North Dakota Will Retire". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Senator Tracy Potter". North Dakota Legislative Branch. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Election 2010 Face to Face: North Dakota US Senate Libertarian Party". YouTube. Prairie Public. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  4. ^ "North Dakota Official Abstract of Votes Cast at the Primary Election Held on June 8, 2010" (PDF). Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  5. ^ "North Dakota Official Abstract of Votes Cast at the General Election Held on November 2, 2010" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. November 16, 2010. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  6. ^ "Representative Rick Berg". North Dakota Legislative Branch. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  7. ^ "North Dakota Official Abstract of Votes Cast at the General Election Held on November 2, 2010" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. November 16, 2010. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  8. ^ "Representative Corey Mock". North Dakota Legislative Branch. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  9. ^ "Endorsement: Secretary of State: Jaeger". Grand Forks Herald. 24 October 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  10. ^ "Change needed in secretary of state's office". The Bismarck Tribune. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  11. ^ "2010 AFL-CIO Endorsements" (PDF). AFL-CIO. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  12. ^ Wetzel, Dale (17 June 2010). "Libertarian PSC candidate left off the ballot". The Bismarck Tribune. Associated Press. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  13. ^ "Official 2010 General Election Results". North Dakota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  14. ^ "Fargo attorney to challenge Stenehjem in AG race". Grand Forks Herald. 7 April 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  15. ^ "Official 2010 General Election Results". North Dakota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  16. ^ "Representative Merle Boucher". North Dakota Legislative Branch. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  17. ^ "Official 2010 General Election Results". North Dakota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  18. ^ "Dems pick Cynthia Kaldor for ND tax commissioner". Grand Forks Herald. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  19. ^ "Official 2010 General Election Results". North Dakota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 8, 2022.