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Published March 18, 2014, 06:59 PM

Sinner announces run for Congress

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The upcoming race for North Dakota's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives became more interesting.

By: Drew Trafton, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The upcoming race for North Dakota's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives became more interesting.

Fargo State Senator George B. Sinner announced that he will seek the Democratic-NPL party endorsement.

Sinner is also the senior vice-president of the American Federal Bank in Fargo.

If he emerges as the party's candidate... he would match up with incumbent Representative Kevin Cramer.

Sinner made his announcement at his family's agri-business in Casselton Tuesday morning.

Sinner is the son of former North Dakota governor George "Bud" Sinner.

And the junior Sinner told me his family's history with public service... along with five generations in agriculture... all weighed on his decision to run.

George B. Sinner- Candidate for U.S. Congress: "The work of the people, the work of our state and the work of our nation must come first."

Those were the words... and message... George B. Sinner chose to kick off his campaign for Congress.

"That's my motto because I think people deserve answers. And, I think they deserve servants who work for them."

They echo words head by North Dakotans 30 years ago... the night his father was first elected governor.

"We only carry the message you deliver to us. You want the government of this state to serve the people."

Governor Sinner and the former first lady sat at a place of honor in a room full of supporters today.

Their presence... a source of pride for both men.

"It means the world just to have them standing beside you and behind you, supporting you, doing everything they can."

George "Bud" Sinner- Former governor of ND: "He is probably the best equipped candidate I have ever known. He's got tremendous business sense. His sense of honesty is great ."

Representative Kevin Cramer... the man Sinner will attempt to unseat... also welcomed his potential opponent to the race today.

Cramer says he appreciates the decision making process when it comes to running for office.

"I know how big of a decision this is, and so I applaud him for it and look forward to a good, solid campaign over the course of the next several months."

The race is already being pegged as one to watch.

And there's little doubt that it will take plenty of work to win.>

The next step for Sinner will come at the end of the month.

That's when the Democratic NPL Party will endorse candidates at it's annual convention in Fargo.