Bismarck’s Rick Becker announces run for U.S. Senate against Sen. John Hoeven

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Published: Feb. 6, 2022 at 10:25 PM CST
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - Rick Becker announced he’s running for U.S. Senate against longtime Senator John Hoeven. The representative announced last month he would not seek re-election in the state’s legislature.

Becker said in a statement to Your News Leader: “We are at a point in time in which America needs a different breed of politician. We need someone bold, strong, and truly conservative.”

Becker has served in the North Dakota House of Representatives since 2013, where he founded and led the right-wing Bastiat Caucus. He believes he’ll appeal to Republican voters with his ultra-conservative voting record, which he says aligns with the beliefs of people statewide.

“This is truly a grassroots effort. There’s not a big state organization, this is people in their hometown cafés, this is people talking at work, this is all over the state,” said Rep. Rick Becker.

Becker’s record in the state House of Representatives includes, most recently, the prohibition of vaccine passports in North Dakota. Incumbent Senator John Hoeven first appeared on the ballot for governor in 2000 and has won 5 straight statewide elections, first for governor and then for the U.S. Senate. In 2016, he received 79% of the vote for U.S. Senator.

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