North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple will announce this week that he will run for his first full term, and he's already got an opponent, as Democrat Ryan Taylor offers an announcement timeline of his own.
A Republican source has confirmed that Dalyrmple will announce this week that he is running. The Fargo Forum reported late on Friday that Dalrymple is planning a multi-city tour beginning Tuesday. The paper cited the chairman of the state Republican Party, who said Dalrymple has told him he is running.
Dalrymple, formerly the lieutenant governor, took over as governor in December of 2010, after John Hoeven won a Senate seat.
On the Democratic side, the Forum also reported that Democratic state Senate Minority Leader Taylor said he's planning to announce he's running after the legislative session wraps up next month. "I don't see anything that would change my mind the other way at this point," he told the paper.