BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Democrats are shying away from criticizing Republican North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger in his fight against alcohol addiction.
Rauschenberger announced Wednesday that he has received in-patient and out-patient addiction treatment.
Fargo attorney Jason Astrup, a Democrat running against Rauschenberger for tax commissioner in November, says he hopes his opponent is getting the help he needs.
Astrup tells the Bismarck Tribune (http://bit.ly/Wgu64w ) that many people have friends and loved ones who struggle with addiction. He says it's not appropriate to pass judgment on Rauschenberger.
Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com