The two North Dakota candidates for U.S. House squared off on KFGO radio Tuesday morning. Republican candidate Kevin Cramer defended his support for eliminating a wind energy tax break.
The two North Dakota candidates for U.S. House squared off on KFGO Tuesday morning.
Republican candidate Kevin Cramer and Democrat Pam Gulleson clashed on wind energy subsidies, federal tax rates and the taxpayer bailout of General Motors.
Gulleson says she supported the bailout, while Cramer says an "orderly bankruptcy" of the company would have been better.
Cramer wants to dump a federal tax credit that helps the wind energy industry. North Dakota is a leading producer of wind power. But Cramer says it's wrong to continue the subsidy because of the nation's $16 trillion debt.
Gulleson says the wind industry means hundreds of North Dakota jobs, and says renewable energy development should be encouraged.
(Photo: N.D. House candidates Pam Gulleson & Kevin Cramer debate in the KFGO studio on Oct. 16. Credit: Jonathan Biersbach)