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Podcast: Heitkamp’s Handling of Sex Abuse Case in the 1990’s, Burgum’s Fiscal Record, Opposition to Measure 3

Podcast: Heitkamp’s Handling of Sex Abuse Case in the 1990’s, Burgum’s Fiscal Record, Opposition to Measure 3

On the radio show today we talked extensively about the bombshell Fox News story about Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s handling of a physical/sexual investigation involving a Native American school back in the 1990’s when she was Attorney General. Also Chris Edwards from the Cato Institute talked about their ranking North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum as the

Podcast: Catholics Say Measure 1 Might Make Churches Report on Donations to Collection Plates

Christopher Dodson is the executive director of the North Dakota Catholic Conference. His organization opposes Measure 1, the so-called “ethics” or “anti-corruption” ballot measure, and part of the argument he made to me on the radio show was interesting. He noted that the measure (full text here) requires any organization spending more than $200 on

Wes Belter: Who Is You, Senator Heitkamp?

This guest post was submitted by Wes Belter who represented District 22 in the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1985 to 2016. Senator Heitkamp says “The only one I listen to is you.” Now we know what she means by “you.” In Heitkamp’s world, “you” means east and west coast senators like Schumer, Feinstein,

Print Column: The Fight Over Kavanaugh Is Tanking Heitkamp’s Campaign

MINOT, N.D. — By the time you read this the U.S. Senate may very well have voted on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Or maybe not. Writing before my deadline I won’t hazard a guess on an outcome from this partisan inquisition. There is one conclusion we can reach, however. The mean-spirited, thoroughly repugnant

Podcast: Former DNC Executive Director Says He Doesn’t Believe Heitkamp Can Win

Brian Lunde, a former executive director of the Democratic National Committee and a long-time operative in national Democratic politics, joined me on the radio show today. He doesn’t see how Senator Heidi Heitkamp can win re-election. And he said that before she announced she’s voting against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “I’ve never

Podcast: Conrad Attacks and Cramer Takes Calls

Congressman Kevin Cramer joined me for our weekly open phones segment, taking unscreened questions from the audience. Cramer also had some comments about his opponent in the Senate race, incumbent Heidi Heitkamp, going silent on the Kavanaugh controversy. “Why doesn’t she have an opinion?” he asked, adding that Heitkamp is squandering North Dakota’s influence over

Print Column: Heitkamp’s Political Party Is Out to Destroy Kavanaugh and Her Campaign Is Collateral Damage

MINOT, N.D.—According to polling commissioned by North Dakota NBC news affiliates and released this week, Congressman Kevin Cramer is leading incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp by 10 points, 51 to 41 percent with 8 percent undecided. I’ve long felt Cramer is winning. The last publicly released poll showing Heitkamp with a lead happened in late February.

Podcast: Rep. Marvin Nelson Talks Marijuana, House Majority Leader Al Carlson Talks #NoDAPL and Heidi Heitkamp

On the radio show today, Democratic state Representative Marvin Nelson talked about the challenges North Dakota lawmakers may face if Measure 3 to legalize recreational marijuana passes. He says the Legislature may have to tweak a few things, but that they’re more than capable of making it work. House Majority Leader Al Carlson also joined

Congressman Kevin Cramer poses with his wife Kris in front of "Executive One" at the White House in Washington D.C. Photo via Twitter

Kris Cramer: Heidi Heitkamp Has Hit a New Low

This guest post was submitted by Kris Cramer, wife of U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Cramer and manager for his campaign. In 2012, I gave up my career and began working on Kevin’s campaigns in a professional capacity as campaign manager.  Recently, Senator Heitkamp’s campaign hit a shameful new low with the release of a television

Podcast: State’s First Licensed Medical Marijuana Business Says North Dakota Has Done “Fantastic Job” With Implementation

Ben Kimbro of Harvest Enterprise, the business which was awarded North Dakota’s first license to sell medical marijuana, praises the way the state has handled the implementing the law. Many have accused the Legislature and state officials of sandbagging the process, but Kimbro says “North Dakota has done a fantastic job.” “I would tell you