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Biden endorses Lenz for North Dakota governor

Biden endorses Lenz for North Dakota governor

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has endorsed Dickinson-Killdeer veterinarian Shelley Lenz for governor.

The Democratic-NPL gubernatorial nominee on Sunday touted the former vice president's endorsement on social media.

"Dr. Shelley Lenz will fight to contain COVID-19," Biden said in a statement. "She will deliver real results for North Dakota's working families and support North Dakota's farmers and workers."

"I am honored to be endorsed by former VPJoe Biden! Energy &Food will always come from rural America -- that is why it is important for rural leaders to share our local knowledge with the President A Vision to evolve our ag & E sectors &to invest in rural communities &rural people," Lenz tweeted. 

Lenz's running mate is Sharon-area farmer and former state representative Ben Vig. Democrats last won the governor's office in 1988.

President Donald Trump in June endorsed Republican Gov. Doug Burgum for a second term. Burgum is running with Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford.

North Dakota last voted for a Democrat for president in 1964. 

Reach Jack Dura at 701-250-8225 or jack.dura@bismarcktribune.com.

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