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Charles Linderman, a former Democratic candidate for the state Legislature, appears in an ad for incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp which accuses her opponent, Congressman Kevin Cramer, of being indifferent to farmers. YouTube

With Election on the Line Heitkamp Turns to Her Favorite Political Weapon: Hate

With Election on the Line Heitkamp Turns to Her Favorite Political Weapon: Hate

Back in May I wrote that incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp wins elections by making the electorate hate her opponents. It’s a strategy born of Heitkamp’s need, at certain times, to be something less than devoted to the progressive, left-wing principles of her political party. The best way to defend her cynical, hypocritical shift to the

A protestor pours gasoline on a fire blocking North Dakota Hwy. 1806 on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, north of Cannon Ball. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Legislature Re-Institutes Tribal Address After It Was Canceled During #NoDAPL Protests

Back in 2016, amid the violent protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, North Dakota state lawmakers opted to cancel the traditional address from a representative of the state’s tribes at their regular biennial session. Each legislative session typically begins with a state of the state address from the governor, an address from the judiciary, and

Podcast: North Dakotans Against Legalizing Recreational Marijuana, Kevin Cramer Takes Calls

Bob Wefald, spokesman for North Dakotans Against Legalizing Recreational Marijuana, was on the show today to make his organization’s case against Measure 3. Also Congressman Kevin Cramer joined for his weekly open phones segment, taking calls. The full episode is below. If you can’t listen live, get the podcast:

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-S.D.) during a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 12, 2018. Heitkamp is one of three Democrats who are up for reelection in states President Donald Trump carried and voted to confirm Justice Neil Gorsuch. (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Despite All the Attack Ads Kevin Cramer’s Polling Lead Over Heidi Heitkamp Has Remained Steady for Months

Yesterday Congressman Kevin Cramer’s campaign got some good news in the form of a poll from Anderson Robbins Research (commissioned by Fox News) which showed him with a four percentage point lead over incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp. You can read the full polling memo here. It also shows Republican Kelly Armstrong leading Democrat Mac Schneider

NDGOP Chairman Rick Berg, pictured here in 2013 Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

Chairman Rick Berg: The NDGOP Is Stronger Than Ever

This guest post was submitted by NDGOP Chairman Rick Berg The eyes of the nation are on North Dakota as we approach this November’s general election. Campaigns for our critically important Senate seat, open House seat, and several statewide elected offices have all drawn the interest of voters, advocacy groups, and political pundits from across

Does Senator Heitkamp Condone Her Talk Radio Host Brother’s Ugly Comments About President Trump?

A major part of Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s re-election campaign has been posturing herself as an ally of President Donald Trump. From the earliest days of the marketing campaign to re-elect her, Heitkamp has touted that she’s voted with Trump more than half of the time. For a while Democrats and left wing commentators even tried

Podcast: Earl Pomeroy, Janne Myrdal, Mac Schneider

It was a busy day for guests on the radio show today. Former Congressman Earl Pomeroy joined me to talk about his on-going criticism of the lawsuit against Obamacare. Republican state Senator Janne Myrdal of District 10 joined me to talk about her difficulties in getting a meeting with Senator “work with anyone” Heitkamp. U.S.

Close Up Marijuana Bud and Leaves on Indoor Plant

Reported Cost of Implementing Recreational Marijuana Measure Seems Inflated

Today the Legislative Management Committee in Bismarck is receiving a report on the fiscal impacts of the four measures on the statewide ballot. You can read the agenda for the meeting here. That PDF contains links to the reports on all of the measures. The report on Measure 3, to legalize recreational marijuana, is the

Mike Dahlen holds a sample of soybeans from his Northwood, N.D., farm. Forum file photo

Soybeans Are Going to Be a Real Problem for Republican Candidates Cramer and Armstrong

“Elevators in the eastern portion of the state have pulled their bids for soybeans,” Dr. Frayne Olson, a crop economics expert from North Dakota State University, tells the Williston Herald. “There is literally no price for soybeans.” Right now Olson said there is only a small number of elevators in our region where this is