Tom Campbell (North Dakota politician)

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In August 2017, Campbell announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate seat then held by Democrat Heidi Heitkamp. [8] [9] Campbell withdrew from the race following the entry of fellow Republican Kevin Cramer into the race, endorsing his campaign.

2018 congressional election

In February 2018, Campbell declared his candidacy for the congressional seat to be vacated by Cramer as he ran for the senate. [10]

Campbell did not receive the endorsement of the North Dakota Republican Party at the state party convention in April 2018, losing to fellow state Senator, Kelly Armstrong. [11] Following his defeat at the convention, Campbell announced his intention to continue his campaign to the primary election in June 2018. [12] On April 11, 2018, Campbell withdrew his candidacy from the primary race. [13]

2024 gubernatorial election

In June 2023, the Inforum reported Campbell as a possible contender to run for Governor in the event of incumbent Doug Burgum not running for re-election on account of his presidential campaign in 2024. [14]

In January 2024, Campbell stated he had an interest in running for Governor and outlined key issues he would run off, which included mental health, homelessness, and property taxes. [15] Later, in an interview he stated if he were to run he would also focus on and address workforce shortages in Education, Law, and Medicine. [16]

On January 22, Campbell declared his candidacy, with an announcement coming "within two weeks." [17] However, on January 29, Campbell announced his candidacy in the 2024 United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota. [18] Bypassing a second fight with Kelly Armstrong once he announced his run for the governorship. [19]

Personal life

Campbell is married to his wife, Lori, and has 2 children.

Campbell attended the Save America Rally in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. He reportedly left around 3 hours before the beginning of the Capitol riot. He later recounted the story claiming he was the last to find out about the attack. [20]

Electoral history

Tom Campbell
Member of the North Dakota Senate
from the 19th district
In office
December 1, 2012 December 1, 2018
2018 United States House of Representatives election Republican primary
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Kelly Armstrong 37,054 56.23
Republican Tom Campbell (withdrawn)17,69226.85
Republican Tiffany Abentroth5,8778.92
Republican Paul Schaffner5,2037.90
Republican Write-Ins750.11
Total votes65,901 100.00
2014 Election for North Dakota's 19th Senate District
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Tom Campbell (Incumbent) 3,109 64.81
Democratic Robert "Tork" Kilichowski1,67935.00
Write-In Others90.19
Total votes4,797 100
2012 Election for North Dakota's 19th Senate District
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Tom Campbell 3,490 60.04
Democratic Julius M. Wangler2,31339.79
Write-In Others100.17
Total votes5,813 100

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