BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The North Dakota Legislature's new crop of
lawmakers includes the son of a former governor and the
Legislature's only openly gay member.
Democrats gained two Senate seats and lost two House seats in
Tuesday's elections. Republicans still have two-thirds control of
In the Senate, Fargo Democrat George B. Sinner beat incumbent
Republican Jim Roers. Sinner is the son of former Democratic Gov.
George A. Sinner.
In Jamestown, Democrat John Grabinger won the seat vacated by
longtime Republican Sen. David Nething.
Democrats lost two House seats. But one of the Democratic
victors was Fargo House candidate Joshua Boschee (BOH'-shee). He
will be the Legislature's only openly gay representative.
Republicans now have 33 Senate seats to 14 for the Democrats. In
the House, the split is 71 Republicans, 23 Democrats.