Jamestown Democrat announces for US Senate
An assistant professor from Jamestown has become the first Democratic NPL candidate to announce for the US Senate.
Katrina Christianson made her announcement in a video message today (Monday). She’s seeking the Senate seat now held by Republican John Hoeven.
Christianson is an assistant professor of engineering at the University of Jamestown.
In her video, Christianson said she’s running for people who have been ignored. She said Hoeven too often follows the lead of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
"Senator Hoeven has not been there when a woman, whose mounting medical bills are so high, she can no longer afford medical treatment," Christianson said. "He's not there for the families that truly want to stop learning loss in the classroom. He's not there for our hard-working teachers, whose morale is at an all-time low. He's not there for people who depend on good governance and stability."
Christianson said Hoeven has wealth that allows him so many privileges, with few responsibilities.
Hoeven is also facing a challenge within his own party – from Bismarck Republican State Representative Rick Becker.