Print Column: Shut Up, They Explained

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and her network of operatives and supporters are out to make me Public Enemy No. 1.

The problem is that the senator’s approval numbers are tanking ahead of what promises to be the most vigorously contested election of her life.

The solution, it seems, is to paint yours truly as a big, bad bully who just won’t leave poor Heitkamp alone.

Remember, this is a U.S. senator we’re talking about. As one of just 100 members of that legislative chamber, she is one of the most powerful political figures in the country. She has a war chest stuffed with millions in donations which funds, among other things, a campaign staff eager to mau-mau anyone critical of their candidate.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and the host of the Rob (Re)Port on Fargo-based WDAY AM970 from noon-2pm weekdays.

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