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North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven waves to a crowded room with his wife, Mikey, at his side before making the announcement that he is running for the U.S. Senate during a Republican gathering Monday nigh in Bismarck. (Dave Wallis/The Forum)

North Dakota Gov. Hoeven declares U.S. Senate candidacy

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BISMARCK - After serving as North Dakota governor since 2000, John Hoeven said Monday night he believes he's the right candidate to bring "common-sense" policy back to Washington.


Hoeven announced his bid for the U.S. Senate before a crowd of 200 Republican supporters in the state capital at the first district conventions of the 2010 election season.

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