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Heidi Heitkamp Is the Most Disingenuous Politician in North Dakota

Heidi Heitkamp Is the Most Disingenuous Politician in North Dakota

I had to laugh when I read this Politico piece this morning headlined, “North Dakota’s last Democrat?” It’s a profile of U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp – the only Democrat to win an election on North Dakota’s statewide since 2008, thus the headline – and it focuses on whether she wants to run for re-election in 2018.

Audio: Stenehjem Defends Support for Trump’s Travel Ban, Says There’s “Strong Likelihood” He’ll Run for Re-Election

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem recently joined North Dakota to 15 other states which filed an amicus brief in support of President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban. I had him on my radio show today and asked him why he supports the policy. “I felt that it was important to stand up for constitutional principles,” he

File photo of Republican State Senator Tom Campbell in Bismarck, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)

State Senator Tom Campbell Apparently Polling Ahead of Potential 2018 Run

State Senator Tom Campbell, a Republican from Grafton, has long made it clear that he’d like to move up the political ladder. He flirted with a gubernatorial run in 2016, though ultimately stayed out of the race. In December, when Congressman Kevin Cramer’s name was in the mix for an appointment in the Trump administration,

Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Senator Heitkamp Condemns “Dark Money” in Politics Even as It Pays for Ads Touting Her for Re-Election

Earlier this year Senator Heidi Heitkamp announced that she would be joining with Montana Democrat Jon Tester in introducing legislation to “push back against dark money in politics.” “If out-of-state billionaires want to jam North Dakota airwaves with year-round political ads, we should at least know who’s behind them,” she said in a press release

Democrats Already Running Campaign Commercials on Behalf of Heidi Heitkamp

“You may not have noticed it…but the North Dakota Senate campaign for the 2018 cycle has already begun,” I wrote back on April 1. The Democrats keep proving me right, acknowledging that Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s re-election bid (which she hasn’t officially announced yet) is in trouble. That’s why the Democrats have set up an operation

Video: Senator Heidi Heitkamp Rips #TheResistance, Calls It a “Waste of My Time”

Here at the dawn of what could be a very, very tough re-election campaign Senator Heidi Heitkamp has been cozying up to the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce. The impetus for said coziness is her support (seemingly at odds with her recent voting record) for regulatory reforms the business community wants. Because to win in

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Can North Dakota Democrats Get Their Voters Back From Republicans in 2018?

“I’m betting on Heitkamp against any Republican opponent who’s so far been mentioned,” my friend Mike Jacobs writes today. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, of course, is up for re-election in 2018. She hasn’t officially announced that she’s running yet, but it’s a near certainty she will given how her allies have been out attacking potential Republican

Heidi Heitkamp standing along side former President Bill Clinton at a campaign rally during the 2012 election cycle. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Heidi Heitkamp Is Running Scared

Senator Heidi Heitkamp is really, super-duper worried about her re-election chances in 2018. She has her surrogates out attacking Rep. Kevin Cramer who she clearly sees as her most likely opponent next year (whether that’s actually the case remains to be seen). She tapped the left wing donor network early and often to put up

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Heitkamp Derides Out of State Political Money, Got Just 6.8 Percent of First Quarter Fundraising Haul From North Dakotans

End Citizens United, a left wing anti-free speech group, has given North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp an award for her work in trying to pass legislation which would restrict and inhibit the ability of private citizens to voluntarily give money to private groups for expenditure on political activities. Because what do you think this is,

Rep. Rick Becker R-Bismarck, listens to testimony in the House Transportation Committee. (Will Kincaid, Bismarck Tribune)

Rep. Rick Becker, Interested in 2018 Senate Race, Skipped Last Day of Legislative Session for Meetings in Washington D.C.

North Dakota lawmakers wrapped up the last day of their 2017 session on Thursday last week. Missing from their ranks? State Rep. Rick Becker, a Republican from Bismarck’s District 7. Where was Becker? The capitol rumor mill placed him in Washington D.C. where he was attending meetings related to a potential 2018 Senate campaign. I


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