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Guy in Office for 30 Years Calls His Rival a ‘Career Politician’ for Spending 26 Years in State Legislature


Democrat Earl Pomeroy hits his GOP opponent, Rick Berg, for being a “career politician” because he’s been a state legislator for 26 years.

Of course, as a state legislator, Berg serves for 80 days every two years and when interim sessions are required.

And Pomeroy became a state legislator . . . 30 years ago.

And became state insurance commissioner in 1985. And he’s been in the U.S. Congress for 18 years. But he insists the other guy is a career politican.

I like this cheery video from a local skeptic of the ad:

Does Pomeroy really think North Dakotans will forget he’s been in office since January 1993?

Tags: Earl Pomeroy , Rick Berg


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