GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A Grand Forks man with a lengthy political record is looking to challenge Rep. Kelly Armstrong for North Dakota's U.S. House seat.
Roland Riemers is a Libertarian, but he's running for the Democratic nomination.
Riemers is no stranger to campaigning for public office. He's made runs for North Dakota's Secretary of State, Governor and State Auditor in 2016, where he lost to Josh Gallion with 23 percent of the vote.
He will be campaigning against Minot's Zach Raknerud for the Democratic Nomination.
He said he's running for the Democratic nomination because he feels competing in their primary will be more successful than if he ran in a three-person field. He also says he's upset with how the state's Republican delegation has carried out their offices.
"I think I'm pretty well received by the Democrats. In fact, I've got good connections with both people who are Democrats and Republicans, as well as Libertarians. So I've got a broad base of support,” Riemers said.
Despite Reimer's ties to the Libertarian Party, he has run under the Democratic Ticket before. In 1996, he *won* the North Dakota Presidential Primary after then-President Bill Clinton was left off the ballot.