North Dakota Republican Party
ChairpersonPerrie Schafer
Senate LeaderRich Wardner
House LeaderChet Pollert
Founded1889
Headquarters1029 North Fifth St.
Bismarck, ND 58501
IdeologyConservatism
Fiscal conservatism
Social conservatism
Trumpism
Political positionCenter-right to right-wing
National affiliationRepublican Party
ColorsRed
Seats in the U.S. Senate
(N.D. seats)
2 / 2
Seats in the U.S. House
(N.D. seats)
1 / 1
Seats in the North Dakota Senate
40 / 47
Seats in the North Dakota House of Representatives
80 / 94
Website
www.ndgop.org

The North Dakota Republican Party is the North Dakota affiliate of the United States Republican Party.

Its platform is conservative. It is currently the dominant party in the state, controlling North Dakota's at-large U.S. House seat, both U.S. Senate seats, the governorship, and has supermajorities in both houses of the state legislature.

History

The state Republican Party has always been a major force in state politics, in many cases having a dominant position. Founded in 1889, the Party initially dominated all state politics for the state's first 20 years of existence, with the exception of a brief period from 1893 to 1894 in which the North Dakota Democratic-Independent Party briefly overthrew the Republican Party.

In the early 20th century, the Party was effectively divided into two groups that nominated candidates on the Republican ticket, the progressive Non-Partisan League (NPL) and the conservative Independent Voters Association (IVA). This period ended when the NPL merged with the state Democratic Party, and the IVA effectively became known as the Republican Party.

The Party holds its convention in the spring of election years, usually rotating the convention between four of the state's largest cities: Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, and Minot.

Notable figures

Current elected officials

The North Dakota Republican Party controls all twelve of the statewide offices and holds supermajorities in both the North Dakota Senate and the North Dakota House of Representatives. Republicans also hold both of the state's U.S. Senate seats and the state's At-Large congressional district.

Members of Congress

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

District Member Photo
At-large Kelly Armstrong
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Statewide offices

Legislative

Election results

Presidential

North Dakota Republican Party presidential election results
Election Presidential Ticket Votes Vote % Electoral votes Result
1892 Benjamin Harrison/Whitelaw Reid 17,519 48.50%
1 / 3
[a]
Lost
1896 William McKinley/Garret Hobart 26,335 55.57%
3 / 3
Won
1900 William McKinley/Theodore Roosevelt 35,898 62.12%
3 / 3
Won
1904 Theodore Roosevelt/Charles W. Fairbanks 52,595 75.12%
4 / 4
Won
1908 William Howard Taft/James S. Sherman 57,680 61.02%
4 / 4
Won
1912 William Howard Taft/Nicholas M. Butler 23,090 26.67%
0 / 5
Lost
1916 Charles E. Hughes/Charles W. Fairbanks 53,471 46.34%
0 / 5
Lost
1920 Warren G. Harding/Calvin Coolidge 160,072 77.97%
5 / 5
Won
1924 Calvin Coolidge/Charles G. Dawes 94,931 47.68%
5 / 5
Won
1928 Herbert Hoover/Charles Curtis 131,441 54.80%
5 / 5
Won
1932 Herbert Hoover/Charles Curtis 71,772 28.00%
0 / 4
Lost
1936 Alf Landon/Frank Knox 72,751 26.58%
0 / 4
Lost
1940 Wendell Willkie/Charles L. McNary 154,590 55.06%
4 / 4
Lost
1944 Thomas E. Dewey/John W. Bricker 118,535 53.84%
4 / 4
Lost
1948 Thomas E. Dewey/Earl Warren 115,139 52.17%
4 / 4
Lost
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower/Richard Nixon 191,712 70.97%
4 / 4
Won
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower/Richard Nixon 156,766 61.72%
4 / 4
Won
1960 Richard Nixon/Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. 154,310 55.42%
4 / 4
Lost
1964 Barry Goldwater/William E. Miller 108,207 41.88%
0 / 4
Lost
1968 Richard Nixon/Spiro Agnew 138,669 55.94%
4 / 4
Won
1972 Richard Nixon/Spiro Agnew 174,109 62.07%
3 / 3
Won
1976 Gerald Ford/Bob Dole 152,470 51.66%
3 / 3
Lost
1980 Ronald Reagan/George H. W. Bush 193,695 64.23%
3 / 3
Won
1984 Ronald Reagan/George H. W. Bush 200,336 64.84%
3 / 3
Won
1988 George H. W. Bush/Dan Quayle 166,559 56.03%
3 / 3
Won
1992 George H. W. Bush/Dan Quayle 136,244 44.22%
3 / 3
Lost
1996 Bob Dole/Jack Kemp 125,050 46.94%
3 / 3
Lost
2000 George W. Bush/Dick Cheney 174,852 60.7%
3 / 3
Won
2004 George W. Bush/Dick Cheney 196,651 62.86%
3 / 3
Won
2008 John McCain/Sarah Palin 168,887 53.15%
3 / 3
Lost
2012 Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan 188,320 58.32%
3 / 3
Lost
2016 Donald Trump/Mike Pence 216,794 62.96%
3 / 3
Won
2020 Donald Trump/Mike Pence 235,595 65.11%
3 / 3
Lost

Gubernatorial

North Dakota Republican Party gubernatorial election results
Election Gubernatorial candidate Votes Vote % Result
1889 John Miller 25,365 66.58% Won Green tickY
1890 Andrew H. Burke 19,053 52.23% Won Green tickY
1892 Andrew H. Burke 17,236 47.57% Lost Red XN
1894 Roger Allin 23,723 55.76% Won Green tickY
1896 Frank A. Briggs 25,918 55.61% Won Green tickY
1898 Frederick B. Fancher 28,308 59.22% Won Green tickY
1900 Frank White 34,052 59.20% Won Green tickY
1902 Frank White 31,613 62.68% Won Green tickY
1904 Elmore Y. Sarles 48,026 70.71% Won Green tickY
1906 Elmore Y. Sarles 29,309 45.29% Lost Red XN
1908 C. A. Johnson 46,849 48.43% Lost Red XN
1910 C. A. Johnson 44,555 47.36% Lost Red XN
1912 L. B. Hanna 39,811 45.45% Won Green tickY
1914 L. B. Hanna 44,279 49.58% Won Green tickY
1916 Lynn Frazier 87,665 79.24% Won Green tickY
1918 Lynn Frazier 54,517 59.75% Won Green tickY
1920 Lynn Frazier 117,118 51.01% Won Green tickY
1921 (recall) Ragnvald Nestos 111,425 50.94% Won Green tickY
1922 Ragnvald Nestos 110,321 57.65% Won Green tickY
1924 Arthur G. Sorlie 101,170 53.93% Won Green tickY
1926 Arthur G. Sorlie 131,003 81.74% Won Green tickY
1928 George F. Shafer 131,193 56.50% Won Green tickY
1930 George F. Shafer 133,264 73.62% Won Green tickY
1932 William Langer 134,231 54.75% Won Green tickY
1934 Lydia Cady Langer 127,954 46.61% Lost Red XN
1936 Walter Welford 95,697 34.70% Lost Red XN
1938 John N. Hagan 125,246 47.53% Lost Red XN
1940 Jack A. Patterson 101,287 36.89% Lost Red XN
1942 Oscar W. Hagen 74,577 42.38% Lost Red XN
1944 Fred G. Aandahl 107,863 52.02% Won Green tickY
1946 Fred G. Aandahl 116,672 68.88% Won Green tickY
1948 Fred G. Aandahl 131,764 61.33% Won Green tickY
1950 Norman Brunsdale 121,822 66.29% Won Green tickY
1952 Norman Brunsdale 199,944 78.74% Won Green tickY
1954 Norman Brunsdale 124,253 64.21% Won Green tickY
1956 John E. Davis 147,566 58.46% Won Green tickY
1958 John E. Davis 111,836 53.10% Won Green tickY
1960 Clarence P. Dahl 122,486 44.48% Lost Red XN
1962 Mark Andrews 113,251 49.56% Lost Red XN
1964 Donald M. Halcrow 116,247 44.26% Lost Red XN
1968 Robert P. McCarney 108,382 43.70% Lost Red XN
1972 Richard F. Larsen 138,032 48.96% Lost Red XN
1976 Richard Elkin 138,321 46.53% Lost Red XN
1980 Allen I. Olson 162,230 53.61% Won Green tickY
1984 Allen I. Olson 140,460 44.68% Lost Red XN
1988 Leon Mallberg 119,986 40.12% Lost Red XN
1992 Ed Schafer 176,398 57.86% Won Green tickY
1996 Ed Schafer 174,937 66.19% Won Green tickY
2000 John Hoeven 159,255 55.03% Won Green tickY
2004 John Hoeven 220,803 71.26% Won Green tickY
2008 John Hoeven 235,009 74.44% Won Green tickY
2012 Jack Dalrymple 200,525 63.10% Won Green tickY
2016 Doug Burgum 259,863 76.52% Won Green tickY
2020 Doug Burgum 235,479 65.84% Won Green tickY

See also

References

  1. ^ "Senator Randy A. Burckhard | North Dakota Legislative Branch". www.legis.nd.gov. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  2. ^ "Representative Kim Koppelman | North Dakota Legislative Branch". www.legis.nd.gov. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  1. ^ Though James B. Weaver (Populist) carried the popular vote in North Dakota, Benjamin Harrison received one of the state's electoral votes.