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Published November 04, 2013, 08:58 PM

Candidates strive for early start; preparing for 2014

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Several North Dakotans vying for a state seat are proving it's never too early to start a political campaign.

By: Kay Cooley, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Several North Dakotans vying for a state seat are proving it's never too early to start a political campaign.

For some candidates, the race for 2014 has already started a year in advance.

365 days still separate us from heading to the polls to mark down votes for 2014's General Election.

Julie Fedorchak- Running for Public Service Commission: "It's just a really happy coincidence for us."

And exactly one year in advance, Public Service Commission candidate Julie Fedorchak says the time to start is now.

Fedorchak: "I wanted to get out early to show people I’m really serious about this; that I'm going to be prepared and run a really strong campaign."

She's not the only one throwing her hat into the ring before most.

Jack Seaman- Running for U.S. House: "You always want to be the first one in the game."

Fargo businessman Jack Seaman is running for the U.S. House as Libertarian, trying to take over the seat currently held by Kevin Cramer.

Seaman: "I wanted to just get an early start, get my name out there and just start to get my message out to the voters as soon as possible."

And with an election day upon us on Tuesday and some campaigns beginning before the previous year's even end, both agree that election is no longer just a single season.

Seaman: "It certainly seems like that."

Fedorchak: "I think that's just the reality of our political process now."

But a year-round cycle...

Governor Dalrymple appointed Fedorchak back in 2012, but she is seeking a permanent seat next year.

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