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Conservative Group Hires Relative of Former Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Conservative Group Hires Relative of Former Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Sierra Heitkamp is a North Dakota State University student, currently pursuing degrees in Agriculture Economics and Political Science. During the 2018 election cycle, she was also a Republican candidate for elected office, running for the state Senate in District 21. She was unsuccessful in that Fargo-area district, which isn’t surprising for a Republican candidate given that

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) speaks at a campaign rally as President Donald Trump looks on at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D., June 27, 2018. (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Audio: Senate Candidate Kevin Cramer Says Koch Brothers Snub Has Been “Very Good for Me,” Claims Fundraising Boost

Yesterday the Koch brothers network of political organizations made national headlines when they decided to announce that the wouldn’t be supporting Congressman Kevin Cramer’s bid to unseat Democratic Senate incumbent Heidi Heitkamp. Tim Phillips, head of the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity group, even went so far as to call Cramer an “adversary.” I wondered yesterday

Congressman Kevin Cramer visits with Madison Rodgers, left, and Sierra Heitkamp of the North Dakota Young Republicans Friday at the state Republican convention at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Koch Brothers Group Says They Won’t Be Backing Kevin Cramer in His Senate Race Against Heidi Heitkamp

This probably doesn’t matter very much: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The political groups affiliated with billionaire conservative businessman Charles Koch will not support Rep. Kevin Cramer’s (R-N.D.) bid against Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), citing Cramer’s record on spending. “He’s inconsistent across the board on these issues and that makes it hard to support him,” said

Senator Heidi Heitkamp at Cirrus Aircrafts' celebration in Grand Forks, N.D. (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Koch Brothers Group Puts Less Than $100 Behind Pro-Heidi Heitkamp Ad on Facebook

Last week Americans for Prosperity, a right-of-center group founded and funded by the Koch brothers, made waves when they announced a digital ad complimenting Democratic Senate incumbent Heidi Heitkamp for her vote in favor of bank deregulation. Heitkamp and other left wing politicians typically use the Koch brothers as sort of boogey men to motivate

Podcast: Director for Koch Brothers Group Says “by No Means” Are They Endorsing Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Mike Fedorchak, the North Dakota director for Americans for Prosperity, was on the radio show today talking about his group’s surprising praise for Senator Heidi Heitkamp. The fiscally conservative group, backed by the Koch brothers, is running digital ads thanking Heitkamp for her vote on legislation deregulating banks. “By no means is this supporting or

Koch Brothers Praise Heidi Heitkamp, Confuse the Hell Out of Everyone

The Koch Brothers and the various groups they fund are a bête noire for our friends on the left. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, currently in the throes of a re-election campaign here in North Dakota, routinely uses messages about those supposedly sinister Koch brothers as a fundraising device. Heck, not so long ago Heitkamp campaign flack

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