North Dakota GOP Rep. Berg announces US Senate bid in video

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota U.S. Rep. Rick Berg says he’s running for the U.S. Senate.

The Republican’s announcement came in a video Monday. It was emailed to supporters and posted on one of Berg’s Facebook pages.

The 51-year-old Berg has been in the U.S. House for fewer than five months. He defeated veteran Democrat Earl Pomeroy last year with 55 percent of the vote.

Now Berg says he’ll be competing for the Republican endorsement to run for the U.S. Senate next year.

Republican Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk is the only other declared candidate in the Senate race.

Incumbent Democrat Kent Conrad isn’t running for re-election, and no Democrat has announced plans to run for the Senate.

  • krjohnson

    Does this look like a parody of a political advertisement to anyone else?

    He might be a good candidate, I don’t really know. But whoever is making these cheesy ads… yikes.

  • Mr.ManZ

    Hello ? No, No and Hel`l No ! This dude just won a house seat, but now he decides that the house of reps is not his cup of tea? This is very telling of how he would be in the senate. Can we say Republican RINO.