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2000 United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota

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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.


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Candidate Earl Pomeroy John Dorso
Party Democratic-NPL Republican
Popular vote 151,173 127,251
Percentage 52.92 44.55

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Dorso:   40%   50%   60%   70%
Pomeroy:   40%   50%   60%   70%

Representative before election

Earl Pomeroy
Democratic-NPL

Elected Representative

Earl Pomeroy
Democratic-NPL

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 resultsEdit

North Dakota's At-large congressional district election, 2000[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-NPL 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-in 22 0.01
Total votes 285,658 100.00
Democratic-NPL hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official Results Primary Election". North Dakota Secretary of State. June 13, 2000. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  2. ^ John Dorso's Father Dies
  3. ^ Kenneth R. Loughead profile
  4. ^ "Official Results General Election". North Dakota Secretary of State. November 7, 2000. Retrieved September 8, 2018.

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