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FILE -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) speaks with reporters on her way to a weekly luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 24, 2018. Republicans believe Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation could help them retain control of the Senate in the midterm elections but cause a backlash among women and independent voters, hurting GOP chances in House races. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Reporter: Senator Heitkamp “Literally Running Scared” From Reporters

Reporter: Senator Heitkamp “Literally Running Scared” From Reporters

Earlier today Senate candidate Kevin Cramer took calls on my radio show from listeners. One of the topics which came up, not surprisingly, was the Kavanaugh confirmation controversy. Cramer got after Heitkamp a bit for what he says is a squandering of North Dakota’s influence over that process by her refusal to make a decision

FILE -- Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and his bichon frise, Dakota, head to the Senate floor in Washington, Dec. 13, 2010. Over 80 current members, including Conrad, are preparing to depart Capitol Hill at the end of the 112th Congress, half of them leaving involuntarily. (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)

Heitkamp Deploys Man Who Married His Campaign Manager to Attack Cramer for Hiring His Wife as Campaign Manager

Throughout this election North Dakota Democrats, and Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign specifically, have attacked Congressman Kevin Cramer for employing his wife as campaign manager. Kris Cramer has responded to these attacks, pointing out that she has an advanced degree in communications and is more than qualified to work for her husband, and based on FEC

NDGOP Rips Heitkamp Over Absence During Violent #NoDAPL Protests

From late summer in 2016 to mid-winter in 2017 south central North Dakota was inundated by violent anti-pipeline activists. Those extremists instigated violent conflict with law enforcement. They destroyed property. They harassed pipeline workers and citizens living in the region. All the while their activities were bolstered by Democratic President Barack Obama who refused to

FILE -- Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), right, speaks at a campaign rally as President Donald Trump looks on at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D., June 27, 2018. In a threat aimed at Trump, Charles Koch said his grass-roots network, Americans for Prosperity, would not support Cramer in the 2018 midterm elections. (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Poll: Cramer Leads Heitkamp 51 – 41, Respondents Name Kavanaugh as Their Top Issue

New polling commissioned by NBC North Dakota News shows Congressman Kevin Cramer leading Senator Heidi Heitkmap by 10 percentage points. According to the poll, which surveyed 650 likely voters September 17 – 27, Cramer is supported by 51 percent while Heitkamp is at 41 percent. Here’s a run-down of the publicly available polling in the

Ethics Measure panelists were, from left, Susan Wefald, founder of North Dakotans for Public Integrity, Dina Butcher, president of North Dakota for Public Integrity, Geoff Simon, executive director of Western Dakota Energy Association and Rep. Jim Kasper, R-Fargo, chairman of the Government & Veterans Affairs Committee. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Supposed “Anti-Corruption” Amendment Supporters Don’t Get to Ignore the Text of Their Own Measure

North Dakota’s Measure 1, a constitutional amendment put on the ballot by professional signature collectors paid by Hollywood celebrity activists, is anti-free speech. Don’t take my word for it. That’s the opinion of the ACLU of North Dakota which opposes the measure because it, as they said in a press release last month, “Our First

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Wheeling, W.Va., Sept. 29, 2018. (Al Drago/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

What Will Democrats Do if It Turns Out Trump Is Right on Trade?

Democrats, particularly “red state” candidates like incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp and U.S. House candidate Mac Schneider, have placed a big bet on trade this election cycle. Specifically, they’ve positioned themselves to benefit politically from any news about chaos or failure from the Trump administration’s efforts to negotiate better international trade agreements. Thus the news this

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

Heitkamp Attacks Cramer’s Wife and Campaign Manager Over $25,000 Per Year Salary

For months now Senator Heidi Heitkamp and her fellow Democrats have been trying to make an issue out of the campaign finances of her challenger, Congressman Kevin Cramer. Remember that silly attack on mileage reimbursements which saw Democrats insisting Cramer was a “scam artist” because he couldn’t possibly have racked up over $1,100 in mileage

Christine Blasey Ford appears at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Blasey is to testify about her accusation that Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, sexually assaulted her. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Poll: Majority of North Dakota Voters Want Kavanaugh Confirmed Including Plurality of Females

A survey conducted by North Star Opinion Research (an organization with a B rating from, and commissioned by the Judicial Crisis Network, finds that a majority of North Dakota voters, including a plurality of female voters, supports the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh. The polling memo is below. “North Dakota voters say that Judge Kavanaugh

Former North Dakota district court judge and attorney general Bob Wefald is leading the campaign against recreational marijuana and addressed the media in Fargo on Thursday, Sept. 6. Barry Amundson / Forum News Service

When Measure 3 Opponents Say Legal Marijuana Won’t Produce Tax Revenues They’re Wrong

One of the blizzard of talking points opponents of Measure 3 (legalizing recreational marijuana) have deployed is the claim that it would not generate additional tax revenues for the state. It’s a rebuttal to the claim from marijuana supporters that legalizing the drug would be an economic boon, bringing black market commerce into the light

FILE -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) speaks with former librarian Gerry Wagness at the Tofthagen Library and Museum in Lakota, N.D., July 14, 2018. The sexual assault accusation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh hasn’t just upended what was expected to be his relatively easy Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court. The allegation has also scrambled the political calculations for 10 Democratic senators running for re-election in states won by President Donald Trump, particularly moderate Democrats. (Tim Gruber/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Report: Democrats Confident Heitkamp Can Be Persuaded to Vote Against Kavanaugh

Senator Heidi Heitkamp has been running away – literally – from questions about the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but according to a report in Politico today Democrats feel the incumbent who has been trailing by slim margins in the polls can be persuaded to vote against him: Sens. Jon Tester of Montana, Doug