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Senator Heidi Heitkamp

ND Democratic Party Official Creates Video About Congressman Cramer: “You’re Just a Racist…F**K You”

ND Democratic Party Official Creates Video About Congressman Cramer: “You’re Just a Racist…F**K You”

Ondine Baird is a representative of the North Dakota Democratic Party to the Democratic National Committee. She also put together a zany, amateurish, and overall pretty hateful video about Congressman Kevin Cramer for Twitter targeting him over the recent immigration imbroglio. Cramer, of course, is challenging incumbent Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp this cycle. The Heitkamp

Donald Trump speaks to the crowd in a hangar at the Bong Airport Monday afternoon. Trump spoke for just under an hour and covered foreign trade, NATO, immigration and jobs among other topics. Bob King/Duluth News

Potential Threat to President Trump Turned Into Law Enforcement Ahead of Visit to Fargo

President Donald Trump is set to visit Fargo later this week and as you might imagine that’s getting a lot of attention here in North Dakota. Fans of the President are excited to attend his rally while critics are planning protests. But a SAB reader spotted a potential threat to the President ahead of the

Duane Sand

Charging Legislative Candidate Duane Sand With a Crime for Making a False Statement in a Political Ad Is a Travesty

Earlier this year Duane Sand, who ran for both the U.S. House and Senate on behalf of the NDGOP in previous cycles and once gave me one of the most colorful comments I’ve ever received in my political writing career, challenged two incumbent Republican lawmakers in the District 47 (Bismarck) House race. I’m a believer

A screen capture from a recent television ad run by Senator Heidi Heitkamp's re-election campaign.

Can We Pause for a Moment to Reflect on the Absurdity of Heitkamp’s Campaign Bragging About Her Pro-Trump Voting Record?

It’s no secret that, for weeks now, North Dakota Democrats and the campaign of their top candidate, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, have been bragging about their candidate’s pro-Trump voting record? Yes, I’ve written about that a lot lately, but I’m still chuckling at Heitkamp’s campaign staffers furiously Tweeting a recent Associated Press “fact check” of Heitkamp’s

Politifact: Ad From Heitkamp Allies Attacking Cramer on Social Security and Medicare Is “Half True”

Last week I pointed out that an ad from the Senate Majority PAC, the talking points for which were disseminated by the Heitkamp campaign in an end run around FEC laws prohibiting that sort of coordination, claimed that Congressman Kevin Cramer was promoting cuts to Social Security and Medicare as a way to fix budget

North Dakota Representative Kevin Cramer speaks Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the ND GOP Convention at Scheels Arena in Fargo of his choice to endorse Donald Trump for president. Rick Abbott / The Forum

Cramer Leads Heitkamp in Average of Publicly Available Polls Going Back to February

Calling the horse race in North Dakota’s political races is tough because our state doesn’t typically get a whole lot of publicly available polling. In the Senate race, however, we have now have the results of three polls available publicly. Based on an average of those three polls, Congressman Kevin Cramer has a slight lead

People gather in front of the stage before the start of the March for Our Lives rally on Saturday in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges

Anti-Gun Parkland Students Expected to Visit Fargo/Moorhead, Bismarck, and Standing Rock This Month

This summer some of the students from Parkland High School, those who are now being used in messaging campaigns by the gun control movement, will be taking a bus tour through the midwest to bring their anti-gun narrative to the heartland. There are going to be at least a few stops in our area later

Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Is Attack on Cramer’s Social Views a Way for Heitkamp to Shore up Her Liberal Base After Trump Love Fest?

The precarious balancing act Senator Heidi Heitkamp has to pull off is appealing to North Dakota’s mostly Republican, mostly pro-Trump voters without alienating her left wing base. In recent weeks Heitkamp and her media allies have been promoting the idea that President Trump likes the Democratic incumbent more than her Republican challenger Kevin Cramer. I

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks at a policy summit hosted by the Americans for Prosperity-North Dakota on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at the Avalon Events Center in Fargo. David Samson / The Forum

CNN Headline About Kevin Cramer’s Interactions With Controversial Anti-Gay Group Is Inaccurate

“GOP Senate nominees Kevin Cramer, Corey Stewart sought support of extreme anti-gay group,” reads a headline from CNN today over a story written by reporter Andrew Kaczynski. Congressman Kevin Cramer is generally opposed to gay marriage, which is an area where I sharply disagree with him, so the idea that he might like to be