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House candidate Tuttle visits Rugby

By Staff | Oct 12, 2018

Bryce Berginski/PCT Independent candidate for Congress Charles Tuttle stands next to his trailer on Main Avenue in Rugby Tuesday.

The Independent candidate gunning for the sole seat representing North Dakota in the U.S. House of Representatives stopped in Rugby Tuesday.

Charles Tuttle, of Minot, is challenging Democratic-NPL candidate Mac Schneider and Republican candidate Kelly Armstrong in the November election.

Despite running as an Independent, Tuttle is a supporter of President Trump and says he has been involved with the Republican party platform “since day one.”

“I have the platform in my car,” said Tuttle. “I take the platform everywhere with me.”

For the past 10 years, Tuttle has worked on initiatives and conservative issues in the state, including shared parenting and the Fighting Sioux nickname. He is also involved in a lawsuit against the state over ceding ownership of mineral rights under Lake Sakakawea to private owners.

Tuttle said education will be one of the top priorities in his platform, campaigning on getting rid of Common Core and similar standards and restoring letter grading systems.

“So that’s the number one thing,” Tuttle said, “we’re going to have to restore and stop indoctrinating our kids and [start] educating them.”

Another issue Tuttle will campaign on is immigration, including building a wall at the southern border.

Tuttle said that unlike his opponents he is not preoccupied with what committees he will serve on, if elected.

“They can put me in the basement, in the broom closet, [in] the bottom of the capital. I’m not gonna be beholden to anybody to get onto a committee,” said Tuttle.

“I’m there to get the job done.”

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