Joe Miller has defeated Curtis Olafson in a primary matchup of two incumbent Republican senators.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Joe Miller has defeated Curtis Olafson in a primary matchup of two incumbent Republican senators.
Olafson and Miller were put into the same territory last November when the Legislature redrew North Dakota's political district map.
Olafson is a farmer, rancher and construction company owner. Olafson has been in the Senate since December 2006. He lives near Edinburg.
Olafson was appointed to the Senate in December 2006. He replaced Tom Trenbeath, who became North Dakota's deputy attorney general. Olafson was elected to a four-year term in 2008.
Miller farms near Park River. He was first elected to the Senate in 2008.
They were competing to represent District 10. It includes Cavalier and Pembina counties and western Walsh County in northeastern North Dakota.
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