North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven says he won`t be deciding soon whether to run against Sen. Byron Dorgan next year.
The Republican governor has considered making an announcement before Labor Day, Sept. 7.
The chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party has pushed for a decision in early September. Gary Emineth says an early start is needed to raise the money that`s necessary to run a good campaign against the Democratic incumbent.
Hoeven says he`s been discussing the race with his wife, first lady Mikey Hoeven, and his family. He says the decision cannot be rushed and he has no timeline for making one.
Dorgan is running for his fourth Senate term.
I hope he runs! He is the best candidate their and no way should someone like Dorgan get free ride when ND votes solidly for republican presidents