As part of our Races to Watch series, I recently summed up the campaign for North Dakota’s lone congressional seat. The race has incumbent Democrat Earl Pomeroy trying to beat back a challenge from Republican Rick Berg. The race is close and reflects the anti-incumbency mood percolating across the country. As a result, the Pomeroy campaign has crafted ads seeking to distance its candidate from Democratic leaders in Washington. As I reported, one ad featured Pomeroy saying, “We’re a long ways from Washington out here — just the way we like it.”
Ben Smith reports Pomeroy is now taking the whole distancing thing even further and citing his alignment with a George W. Bush policy. It’s a pretty amazing commentary on the current political landscape.