Former state senator Tom Campbell stops bid for North Dakota's sole U.S. House seat.

BISMARCK, North Dakota  — The campaign of one of the several Republican candidates who were competing for the one and only seat in the United States House of Representatives in North Dakota has been terminated. Tom Campbell, a potato farmer from Grafton who served as a state senator in the past, made the announcement on Tuesday that he is withdrawing from the contest.

According to a post that Campbell made on Facebook, "I believe that it would be a better use of my time to avoid a negative campaign, ignoring any threats, and focusing on the positive, where I can contribute to the well-being of others if I were to avoid a negative campaign." "In a time when there appears to be an excessive amount of discord and rage, I believe that I would be able to make a greater impact by taking a different path rather than serving as one of the 435 representatives in Congress."

In the race to succeed Republican Representative Kelly Armstrong, who won the seat for the first time in 2018 and is now running for governor, there are other contenders fighting for the position.

Initially, Campbell was interested in running for governor, but then shifted his focus to the race for the House of Representatives. His initial intention was to run for the United States Senate in 2018, but he ultimately decided to run for the House of Representatives instead.

There are a number of other Republican candidates running for the House seat, including former state Representative Rick Becker, Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak, and Alex Balazs, who is a member of the United States military and a former employee of the United States State Department.

Trygve Hammer, a Democrat who has served in the military, is also standing for office. Since 2011, Republicans have been in control of the seat.

The departure of Campbell comes fewer than two weeks before the state convention of the North Dakota Republican Party, which will take place in Fargo. At this convention, delegates will vote on candidates for statewide and congressional races inside the state.

However, a number of candidates running for open positions in the governor and congressional elections have announced that they intend to take their campaigns to the Republican primary election in June. This is the election in which voters will choose the nominees for the November election.

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