Despite Class War Campaign, Turns Out Senator Heidi Heitkamp Is Part Of The 1%


During North Dakota’s Senate race last year then-candidate Heidi Heitkamp and her political party made a big issue out of her opponent Rick Berg’s wealth. Voters were treated to ads like this one casting Berg as being too rich to understand the needs of average North Dakotans. In fact, for a while during the campaign, it didn’t seem like Heitkamp or her political allies could run an ad without sneering about Berg being “one of the richest members of Congress.”

And, to put a cap on her class war campaign, Heitkamp hired an Occupy Wall Street organizer as her state director.

But according to Senator Heitkamp’s recent Senate financial disclosure forms, she’s definitely part of the 1%.

The full disclosure report, which you can read below, has Heitkamp owning a minimum of $1.881 million in stock and non-stock assets and a maximum of $4.794 million. On top of that, Heitkamp reported income of at least $30,431 from those assets, and as much as $88,900.

She also reported $35,900 in salary from Heidi Heitkamp, Inc. and from her service on the board of Dakota Gassification.

The only income directly related to her husband, who is a doctor with Sanford Health, is a salary reported somewhere north of $1,000 per year.

All together, that’s a hefty chunk of change for someone who ridiculed her political opponent for being wealthy during the last campaign. It’s a fraction of what Rick Berg reported for his net worth while a member of the US House, but it’s enough to plant Heitkamp squarely in the 1%.

Not a bad place to be for an unabashed class warrior.

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Financial Disclosure by Rob Port