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Poll: Senator Heitkamp Losing to Generic Republican Candidate, Trump Approval at 60 Percent Among North Dakotans

Poll: Senator Heitkamp Losing to Generic Republican Candidate, Trump Approval at 60 Percent Among North Dakotans

The folks at Axios have new polling out today showing Senator Heidi Heitkamp losing when matched up with a generic Republican candidate. The polling (see all the questions here) shows the incumbent Democratic Senator, listed by NBC News as the most vulnerable Senate Democrat in the nation, at 57 percent approval: But as you can

Kelly Armstrong, left, kicks off his campaign to seek the North Dakota Republican Party nomination for Congress in front of a large crowd on the campus of Bismarck State College. In back from left are Armstrong's wife Kjersti, son Eli, 7, and daughter Anna, 10. (Photo courtesy of Bismarck Tribune)

Armstrong Camp Says They Raised $250k for House Campaign in Eight Days

The race for the NDGOP nomination for House of Representatives has become a crowded one. State Senator Kelly Armstrong, state Senator Tom Campbell, Marine veteran Tiffany Abentroth, Minot residents Paul Schaffner and DuWayne Hendrickson, as well as newcomer James Kapitan (a retired Air Force colonel from Fargo) are all vying for the nomination. Of those candidates,

President Donald Trump hosts Republican lawmakers for lunch and a discussion of tax legislation, at the White House in Washington, Dec. 13, 2017. From left: Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), Trump and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). (Doug Mills/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)

Rep. Jeffrey Magrum: Tax Cuts Have America Red Hot

This guest post was submitted by state Rep. Jeffery Magrum. He has been a small business owner for 33 years and represents district 28 in the North Dakota state House of Representatives  As any small business owner knows, life has its ups and downs. So when you’re on a winning streak, it’s important to put your

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Heidi Heitkamp Ranked 2nd Among Senate Incumbents Most Likely to Lose in 2018

The folks at NBC News have a ranking they’re calling the “list of the Top 10 Senate seats that could switch parties in November.” Second on that list, behind Republican Senator Dean Heller of Nevada, is North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Here’s their reasoning: Republicans are divided over whether this race or the Senate contest

Former state Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider announced his bid for the U.S. House of Representatives in Grand Forks on Tuesday. (Herald photo/Sam Easter)

“I’D Be Honored to Work With President Trump” Says North Dakota Democrat Running for the House

One of the most interesting things to observe in North Dakota politics is just how far the state’s Democrats must journey away from the positions of the national counterparts in order to win elections here. “I’d be honored to work with President Trump,” Mac Schneider, a former state lawmaker who lost re-election in 2016, said

Mark Kennedy addresses people after being selected as the next President of the University of North Dakota Tuesday at the Gorecki alumni center. Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald

Maybe University Presidents Aren’t All That Important

It’s remarkable how much time and treasure we invest into hiring presidents for our public universities. We have learned in recent weeks that University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy is job hunting. He will interview for a gig at the University of Central Florida this week. He was hired at UND not quite two

Screenshot from a information PDF being circulated in support of using some Legacy Fund dollars to finance infrastructure projects.

What if North Dakotans Started Financing Infrastructure by Lending Money to Themselves?

In 2009 the North Dakota Legislature passed a constitutional amendment to create a fund out of a portion of taxes on oil and gas development. It was passed by the voters in the 2010 election, and the result is the Legacy Fund which has a balance of going on $5 billion. It’s projected to have

FILE -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), exits the lobby of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, Dec. 2, 2016. (Sam Hodgson/The New York Times)

Planned Parenthood Won’t Be Seen Supporting Their Friend Heidi Heitkamp in 2018

It’s not that Senator Heidi Heitkamp has done anything to upset the folks at Planned Parenthood. After all, the Senator could be seen high-fiving Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on the Senate floor (yes, it was a high-five) after helping to vote down an abortion limitation that’s the law in all but six countries around the world.

Senate Minority Leader, Mac Schneider, and Assistant House Minority Leader, Corey Mock, welcome their constituents before the State of The State Address on Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015, at the State Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)

Former State Lawmaker Mac Schneider to Announce U.S. House Campaign

North Dakota Democrats are getting another candidate for the U.S. House, but it’s not happening without some internal strife. Mac Schneider, former Minority Leader in the state Senate, is expected to announce a campaign on Tuesday next week. Former state Representative Ben Hanson has already been campaigning for that seat for months now. State Senator