Tag Archives: election 2018

Video still from the video of Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger's arrest.

Democratic Tax Commissioner Candidate Uses Video From Incumbent’s DUI Arrest in Campaign Ad

Democratic Tax Commissioner Candidate Uses Video From Incumbent’s DUI Arrest in Campaign Ad

From the “what have you got to lose” department, long-shot Tax Commissioner candidate (and erstwhile chair of the North Dakota Democratic Party) Kylie Oversen has a new video ad out in which she uses video of incumbent Republican Ryan Rauschenberger’s DUI arrest to accuse him of lying. Oversen, who lost her legislative seat in the

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh holds up a copy of the U.S. Constitution. Washington Post photo by Matt McClain

What Does the Kavanaugh Controversy Mean for North Dakota’s Senate Race?

What does the turmoil about the Kavanaugh confirmation mean for North Dakota’s Senate race? First, let’s get caught up. Christine Blasey Ford has alleged, publicly and on the record, a truly harrowing experience she had with Brett Kavanaugh in Maryland after both had been consuming alcohol. If it’s true Kavanaugh should not sit on the

Charles Linderman, a former Democratic candidate for the state Legislature, appears in an ad for incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp which accuses her opponent, Congressman Kevin Cramer, of being indifferent to farmers. YouTube

With Election on the Line Heitkamp Turns to Her Favorite Political Weapon: Hate

Back in May I wrote that incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp wins elections by making the electorate hate her opponents. It’s a strategy born of Heitkamp’s need, at certain times, to be something less than devoted to the progressive, left-wing principles of her political party. The best way to defend her cynical, hypocritical shift to the

Podcast: North Dakotans Against Legalizing Recreational Marijuana, Kevin Cramer Takes Calls

Bob Wefald, spokesman for North Dakotans Against Legalizing Recreational Marijuana, was on the show today to make his organization’s case against Measure 3. Also Congressman Kevin Cramer joined for his weekly open phones segment, taking calls. The full episode is below. If you can’t listen live, get the podcast:

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-S.D.) during a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 12, 2018. Heitkamp is one of three Democrats who are up for reelection in states President Donald Trump carried and voted to confirm Justice Neil Gorsuch. (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Despite All the Attack Ads Kevin Cramer’s Polling Lead Over Heidi Heitkamp Has Remained Steady for Months

Yesterday Congressman Kevin Cramer’s campaign got some good news in the form of a poll from Anderson Robbins Research (commissioned by Fox News) which showed him with a four percentage point lead over incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp. You can read the full polling memo here. It also shows Republican Kelly Armstrong leading Democrat Mac Schneider

NDGOP Chairman Rick Berg, pictured here in 2013 Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

Chairman Rick Berg: The NDGOP Is Stronger Than Ever

This guest post was submitted by NDGOP Chairman Rick Berg The eyes of the nation are on North Dakota as we approach this November’s general election. Campaigns for our critically important Senate seat, open House seat, and several statewide elected offices have all drawn the interest of voters, advocacy groups, and political pundits from across

Does Senator Heitkamp Condone Her Talk Radio Host Brother’s Ugly Comments About President Trump?

A major part of Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s re-election campaign has been posturing herself as an ally of President Donald Trump. From the earliest days of the marketing campaign to re-elect her, Heitkamp has touted that she’s voted with Trump more than half of the time. For a while Democrats and left wing commentators even tried

Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks while President Donald Trump looks on during a campaign rally at Scheels Arena in Fargo in June. David Samson / The Forum

CNN Reports That North Dakota Senate Race Is Trending Toward Cramer

I was remiss in not posting about this earlier, but over the weekend CNN released new ratings for the Senate races and they see North Dakota moving toward a Republican pick up. CNN has shifted Democrat Heidi Heitkamp’s re-election battle against GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer in the North Dakota Senate race from “toss-up” to “leans

President Donald Trump enters Scheels Arena in Fargo on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Forum file photo

Print Column: Trump’s Next Visit to North Dakota Should Be to Indian Country

MINOT, N.D. — “What have you got to lose?” That was President Donald Trump’s entreaty to North Dakota’s Native American voters during a recent visit to Fargo in support of Congressman Kevin Cramer’s campaign to unseat incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp. It’s an echo of a similar argument Trump has made to black voters, and as

Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., left, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., share a light moment on statge during a question and answer session during the Lignite Energy Council's annual meeting at the Bismarck Event Center on Thursday, April 5. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

Kevin Cramer Leads Heidi Heitkamp in AARP Poll of North Dakotans Over 50

Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s and her political allies have invested a lot of money into messaging (of dubious veracity) claiming her opponent, Congressman Kevin Cramer, wants to cut Social Security and Medicare. I had thought this was just the typical sort election year “Mediscare” tactics – accusing Republicans of wanting kick elderly people off of government