Hoeven to run for re-election
Sen. John Hoeven, R-North Dakota, plans to run for re-election in 2016, a campaign advisor said on June 3.
Hoeven currently serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations, Energy, Agriculture and Indian Affairs committees and has been a leader in advocating for the Keystone XL Pipeline, and building what he calls an “all-of-the-above” energy plan for the country.
Hoeven was first elected to the Senate in 2010 with 76 percent of the vote after serving as North Dakota’s governor for a decade ― he became the first Republican senator from the state since 1986 when his predecessor Sen. Byron Dorgan chose not to run for reelection. In that election, Hoeven defeated Democratic state Sen. Tracy Potter from Mandan.
A campaign kickoff date is not set, but Hoeven’s campaign advisor Don Larson said his staff is “laying the groundwork.”
Hoeven has collaborated with his Democratic counterpart Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer on bipartisan legislation affecting the oil and gas industry, particularly infrastructure projects.
- Maxine Herr