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Rick Berg celebrates as he and his family are followed by supporters during a rally after his speech to delegates of the North Dakota state GOP convention Saturday at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Eric Hylden / Forum Communications Co.

Former Congressman Rick Berg Not Ruling Out 2018 Campaign

Former Congressman Rick Berg Not Ruling Out 2018 Campaign

In 2010 Rick Berg, a long time Republican state lawmaker from Fargo, ran for Congress and defeated 10-term incumbent Earl Pomeroy ending a decades-long stranglehold Democrats had on North Dakota’s federal delegation. But in 2012 Berg opted to leave his House seat behind and run for the Senate seat which was being vacated at that

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp during a visit to the Grand Forks Herald Editorial Board. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Took a Mountain of Money From Special Interest Committees

“When I go to Washington, I’m not going to be for any special interest; I’ll be for the interests of North Dakota,” Senator-elect Heidi Heitkamp said in 2013 shortly after winning election to her first term in office. That’s an interesting goal for someone who, in the first quarter of her first re-election cycle, has

Sen. Heidi Hietkamp, D-N.D. David Samson / The Forum

Heidi Heitkamp Leaked Her Fundraising Numbers Early Because She Didn’t Want You to See Where the Money Came From

When a politician leaks information about their campaign finances to the media ahead of actually releasing their legally required report it’s usually because they want the public to focus on one aspect of the report and not others. Once all the journalists are done reporting on the leaked figures the report itself can seem like

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Senator Elizabeth Warren Would Really, Really Like You to Re-Elect Heidi Heitkamp

Earlier this year the National Republican Senatorial Committee announced that they were launching an ad campaign against North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp, trying to tie her voting record to that of far-left Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. “During her time in Washington, Heidi Heitkamp has positioned herself squarely on the left, voting with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth

Congressman Kevin Cramer

Audio: Rep. Kevin Cramer Says It’s “Amazing How Much Democrats…Like to Pretend Their Losses Are Victories”

Republicans survived intense special election challenges from Democrats in Kansas and (so far) Georgia. The latter is subject to a runoff election after no candidates got a majority of the vote in the general election, but in both instances the left has been trying to suggest that their almost wins portend something bad for Republicans

North Dakota Representative Kevin Cramer speaks Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the ND GOP Convention at Scheels Arena in Fargo of his choice to endorse Donald Trump for president. Rick Abbott / The Forum

Left Wing Columnist Apparently Trying to Help Kevin Cramer Win an Election

“The company that built the Dakota Access Pipeline is a major campaign contributor to North Dakota U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer,” my colleague Mike McFeely wrote yesterday. He sees this as a scandal, apparently. “The congressman, as expected, is wholly unapologetic. Optics be darned,” he writes. Optics? What optics? Congressman Cramer represents North Dakota. A state

Dustin Peyer. Photo courtesy of Facebook.

Democrat on Why He’s Going to Primary Heidi Heitkamp: “There Are People Who Aren’t Satisfied”

Yesterday on my radio show I had on Dustin Peyer. Peyer is a former legislative candidate, the current chairman for the Democratic Party in District 28, and a man who says he’s going to challenge incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp in the 2018 cycle. At a time when Democrats and their various allies are all-in on

Dustin Peyer Photo via Facebook

Democrat Expected to Announce Primary Challenge Against Incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp

It’s April of 2017, yet I can’t seem to avoid writing about next year’s U.S. Senate election. Earlier today I wrote about Senator Heidi Heitkamp making herself an ally of President Donald Trump and how smart that is, politically. But that decision is not without some repercussions within her own party. Heitkamp has some vocal

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) arrives for a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Heidi Heitkamp’s Smartest Political Move for 2018 Was Making Herself an Ally of Donald Trump

I wrote in my print column a couple of weeks ago that 2018 campaign for incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s seat in Congress had already begun. Given the sustained political assault on Congressman Kevin Cramer, the most talked about potential challenger for Heitakmp, since that column published the words I wrote seem downright prescient. Heitkamp’s campaign leaked

Sen. Tom Campbell, R-Grafton, gets some encouragement from Ryer Stark, owner of the Westside Drive Inn in Grafton, biting into the first Wagon Master burger of the season at the Grafton Drive Inn. Campbell was the sucessful bidder for the $1,600 burger made by Stark in a fundraising auction for the Unity Medical Center in Grafton. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Apparently CNN Is the Spot for Planted Stories About North Dakota Politics

The folks at CNN have taken an interest in North Dakota’s Senate race this cycle, and it’s clear they’re listening to some people with some serious agendas. The cable news outlet is clearly being fed audio from Congressman Kevin Cramer’s appearances on talk radio shows in the state. Stories about his internet browser history and

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