The North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party is headed back to the drawing board following Thursday’s news that its top potential candidate for the governor’s race has decided not to run.
Party leaders said they’ll begin courting multiple potential candidates after Sarah Vogel, a Bismarck attorney, announced that she’s not running for the party’s nomination to the state’s top elected position.
“The party is certainly disappointed in Sarah’s decision,” Dem-NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen said Friday. “You’re asking a lot of someone when you ask them to run for governor.”
Vogel, 69, served as North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner from 1989-97. In her announcement on her candidacy, Vogel said she’ll continue working for state residents in the private sector to promote various causes in which she’s involved.