Plain Talk: Heitkamp’s Strange Explanation for Her Election Loss, and Smith Talks About Error in Tax Revenue Distribution to State Funds


Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), who is running for re-election, talks to voters at AFL-CIO House of Labor in Bismarck, N.D., Nov. 5, 2018. Rep. Kevin Cramer, who latched onto Donald Trump even before he was president and never let go, ousted Heitkamp on Tuesday, flipping a key seat that was vital to Republican efforts to hold the Senate. (Hilary Swift/The New York Times)

On today’s Plain Talk podcast, what’s with former Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s strange explanation for why she lost her election last year?

Also, Jodi Smith from the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands talks about what some are saying is an error in how oil tax revenues were distributed to state funds. Lawmakers are working on a fix, and if it’s not fixed appropriately the state could face a lawsuit.

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