- Associated Press - Saturday, April 5, 2014

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Appointed North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger has received the state Republican Party’s endorsement to run for the permanent position.

Rauschenberger went unchallenged for the endorsement Saturday in Minot.

Rauschenberger was deputy tax commissioner when Gov. Jack Dalrymple late last year appointed him to serve the final year of then-Commissioner Cory Fong’s term. Fong resigned at the end of the year to work for a Bismarck-based advertising agency.

Fargo attorney Jason Astrup last week got the Democratic endorsement for tax commissioner.