BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Republican Kevin Cramer has won North
Dakota's lone U.S. House seat on his third try.
Cramer defeated Democrat Pam Gulleson on Tuesday to keep the
seat in GOP hands. He'll replace Republican Rick Berg, who decided
to run for the U.S. Senate after one term in the House.
Cramer lost two U.S. House races to former Democratic Rep. Earl
Pomeroy in the 1990s.
He has been serving as a state public service commissioner, and
his victory will leave a vacancy on the three-member commission.
Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple will appoint someone to fill the two
years left in his term.
Cramer campaigned in part on his opposition to the new federal
health care law. He advocates replacing it with provisions that he
says will give consumers more control.