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FILE -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. 16, 2018. Heitkamp, an endangered Democrat, ran an ad criticizing her opponent for comments about sexual abuse. But it backfired, just three weeks before the midterms. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Women Exposed by Heitkamp Ad Form Group to Explore Litigation

Women Exposed by Heitkamp Ad Form Group to Explore Litigation

Megan Stoltz was one of the women named, without her permission, as a sexual assault survivor in a recent print ad published by Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s re-election campaign. In fact, Stoltz was actually listed twice in the ad, once by her married name and once by her maiden name. Now, according to a Facebook post,

FILE -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) during a Senate committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 12, 2018. Heitkamp has made comments suggesting she is uneasy with the allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Podcast: Emotional Heitkamp Apologizes for Ad, Victim Named in Ad Says Situation Is “Horrible”

Senator Heidi Heitkamp appeared on the radio show today for the first time ever and apologized for a recent campaign ad which named sexual assault victims without their permission. Also, some of the women named in the ad said they are not victims. “All I can say is at the end of the day when

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) meets with farmers and ranchers at the Cavalier County Library in Langdon, N.D., July 14, 2018. During the 2018 midterm elections, Heitkamp is grappling with a Supreme Court pick, a trade war, a hostile president and a well-known Republican challenger. (Tim Gruber/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Women Say Heitkamp Campaign Identified Them as Sexual Assault Survivors Without Their Permission

Recently Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign ran an ad (see below) formulated as an open letter sent to Congressman Kevin Cramer by survivors of sexual assault. The letter purports that some of Cramer’s recent comments about the controversy surrounding the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were insensitive, but at least four of the women

Podcast: Measure 3 Debate, Elizabeth Warren’s DNA, and Voter ID

On the radio show today we had an hour-long and very informative debate about Measure 3 which, if approved in November, would legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota. David Owens from Legalize ND made the affirmative argument for the measure while Will Jones from Smart Approaches to Marijuana provided the counter argument. I also discussed

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Tribal Governments Should Take Some Blame Over the Voter ID Issue

What I’m about to write is going to be anathema to some because, as I pointed out in my Sunday column, a big part of Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign strategy right now is painting North Dakota’s voter ID law as some nefarious Republican plot to suppress the Native American vote. Heitkamp is no doubt hoping

Kevin Cramer, surrounded by family and supporters, accepts the ND Republican endorsement for the US Senate Saturday at the ND Republican convention. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Clarice Liechty: How Dare Kevin Cramer Pay His Wife for Campaign Work

This guest post was submitted by former Jamestown Mayor Clarice Liechty. Horrified I am! What was Kevin Cramer, candidate for US Senate, thinking? Paying his wife for work! Goodness – she should be doing that work for the eggs and cream check. That is what Cramer’s opponent in this race and her party are implying

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) at the Uffda Day celebration in Rutland, N.D., Oct. 7, 2018. (Annie Flanagan/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Kevin Cramer Should Agree to More Debates With Heidi Heitkamp

For weeks now Democrats have been critical of Congressman Kevin Cramer for not agreeing to more debates with Senate incumbent Heidi Heitkamp. Cramer gets a lot of credit for being one of the most accessible political leaders in North Dakota. The guy hands out his personal cell phone numbers to reporters in the state (and

President Donald Trump arrives to a rally at the Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, Pa., Oct. 10, 2018. (Al Drago/The New York Times)

A Political Rally Sounds Like a Fine Place for the President to Be During a Hurricane

“Trump bets there’s no downside to campaigning as hurricane rages,” reads a headline from CNN. “President Donald Trump tempted fate and nature by declining to cancel an optically risky campaign rally and fundraiser even as the most powerful hurricane in a quarter century thrashed across the Florida Panhandle,” the articles lede proclaims. That’s right. There is political risk

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Trump Tax Cuts Result in Money Back From Electric Company and No Rate Hikes for Three Years

Senator Heidi Heitkamp voted against the Trump tax cuts arguing they wouldn’t be all that beneficial for the economy. Back during her 2012 campaign she called for higher taxes. During the 2016 election cycle Heitkamp campaigned hard for Hillary Clinton who said that President Trump’s policies “would throw us into a recession.” But right now the

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) during a hearing about homeland threats before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee with leadership of Homeland Security, the FBI and the National Counterterrorism Center, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 10, 2018. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Connie Krapp: Heitkamp and Collins, Heart Over Head?

This guest post was submitted by Connie Krapp, a Jamestown resident who worked for a North Dakota electric cooperative for 22 years. Sunday night on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” two female senators, North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Maine Sen. Susan Collins, were interviewed about their votes on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The path