"To change Washington, we need to change the Senate," Berg said in a video posted online. "Washington could learn a lot about the way we do things in North Dakota. Unfortunately, President Obama, [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid [of Nevada] and Senate Democrats have stopped real reforms. That's why I'm running to be North Dakota's senator, to bring much-needed change to the Senate."
The Republican field also includes state Public Services Commissioner Brian Kalk. Roll Call reported Democratic officials are trying to convince Pam Gulleson, a former state lawmaker and one-time top aide to former Sen. Byron Dorgan, to run.
Matt Canter, a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, quickly pooh-poohed Berg's resume.
"Rick Berg hasn't even introduced a bill, and he is already asking North Dakotans for a promotion," he said in a statement. "In fact, Rick Berg's lone accomplishment was voting for the extreme Republican plan to end Medicare for North Dakota seniors."