Heidi Heitkamp Still Has Over $4.5 Million in Her Senate Campaign, and How She’s Been Spending It Will Raise Some Eyebrows

North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp speaks during the 2018 State of Technology conference on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Fargo. David Samson / The Forum

There was a $2,700 bill at the Acqua Al 2 restaurant in Washington, D.C. There were also big tabs at the London West Hollywood restaurant in Beverly Hills, the ultra-fancy Mayflower Hotel in D.C., and the Napa Valley Grille in Los Angeles. On top of that, there was more than $6,700 spent at Schneider’s of Capitol Hill, a Washington D.C., liquor store.

Heitkamp also spent over $3,700 on lodging with Airbnb around Thanksgiving time as well as nearly $600 at the Salamander Spa, a luxury resort in Virginia’s horse and wine country.

There was also $70,000 in payments (the last $10,000 installment made in mid-December) for “consulting” to Tessa Gould, Heitkamp’s former chief-of-staff in her Senate office and campaign manager. This, despite Gould having worked at Forbes Tate Partners, a Washington D.C., lobbying firm, since March 2019.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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