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Burgum nemesis chosen by GOP to fill dead candidate’s seat

David Andahl
David Andahl(KFYR-TV)
Published: Nov. 19, 2020 at 4:17 AM CST
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -

A powerful Republican North Dakota lawmaker who lost his seat after being targeted by Gov. Doug Burgum has been chosen by party activists to return to his old seat to replace a candidate who died before the election.

Rep. Jeff Delzer was named by Republican district activists at a nominating convention Wednesday night to succeed David Andahl, who died Oct. 5 from coronavirus complications.

Exactly who takes Andahl’s seat is now the focus of a legal battle.

Burgum appointed coal company executive Wade Boeshans to the seat.

The state Supreme Court on Friday will hear arguments in the lawsuit filed by the governor.

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