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Dorgan retired at the end of the 111th Congress.

Sen. Byron L. Dorgan (D-N.D.)

  • District: Junior Senator from North Dakota
  • Residence: Bismarck
  • Born: May 14, 1942; Dickinson, N.D.
  • Religion: Lutheran
  • Family: Wife, Kim Dorgan; four children (one deceased)
  • Education: U. of North Dakota, B.S. 1965; U. of Denver, M.B.A. 1966
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: N.D. tax commissioner, 1969-80; Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1974; U.S. House, 1981-92; U.S. Senate, 1992-2011
  • Elected: Elected: 1992 (3rd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Commerce-Justice-Science; Defense; Energy-Water - Chairman; Interior-Environment; Transportation-HUD); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security - Chairman; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Competitiveness, Innovation & Export Promotion; Consumer Protection, Product Safety & Insurance; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; National Parks; Water & Power); Indian Affairs - Chairman
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State Information: North Dakota

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 + general John Hoeven (R) 181,689 76.1%
Tracy Potter (D) 52,955 22.2%
Keith Hanson (LIBERT) 3,890 1.6%
2004 general Byron Dorgan (D) 211,843 68.2%
Mike Liffrig (R) 98,553 31.8%
1998 general Byron L. Dorgan (D) 134,747 63.2%
Donna Nalewaja (R) 75,013 35.2%
Harley McClain (REF) 3,598 1.7%
1992 general Byron L. Dorgan (D) 179,347 59%
Steve Sydness (R) 118,162 38.9%
Tom Asbridge (I) 6,448 2.1%
+ Nearly complete, unofficial returns
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 44.62% John McCain: 53.25%
2004 John Kerry: 35% George W. Bush: 63%
2000 Al Gore: 33% George W. Bush: 61%
1996 Bill Clinton: 40% Robert Dole: 47%
1992 Bill Clinton: 32% George H. W. Bush: 44%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 43% George H. W. Bush: 56%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 34% :

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