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Commentary: Rep. Kevin Cramer reconsidering run for U.S. Senate race

ND Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks at the North Dakota GOP Convention at Scheels Arena in Fargo on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Rick Abbott / The Forum

Roughly a month ago, Congressman Kevin Cramer announced that he would not be running for the U.S. Senate.

Today I can report that Cramer’s decision may not be quite as solid as previously advertised. Multiple sources have confirmed to me that the Congressman is under serious pressure to change his mind.

I reached Cramer this evening. “I really don’t want to confirm or deny it at this point,” he told me.

He laughed when I pointed out that his statement is sort of a confirmation of indecision, and he admitted that he was “very mildly” reconsidering the issue “just at the encouragement of some people.”

“We’re home now,” Cramer, who is in Bismarck tonight attending a NDGOP event, told me adding that he and his wife Kris are going to “sit down and re-evaluate everything.”