Tag Archives: election 2018

Trump Transition Team Member Says Rep. Kevin Cramer Considering Senate Run Against Heitkamp in 2018

Trump Transition Team Member Says Rep. Kevin Cramer Considering Senate Run Against Heitkamp in 2018

Former Public Service Commisisoner Kevin Cramer has successfully run three consecutive terms in the U.S. House as North Dakota’s at-large Congressman, and that has led many to wonder what the next run up on his career ladder is. Will he take a position in the Trump administration? Cramer was among the first members of Congress

What Does 2016 Mean for 2018 in North Dakota?

It was a bad night for North Dakota’s Democrats last night, as I’ve written about elsewhere, but what does it all mean for the 2018 elections? Barring some unforeseen scandal or political calamity it’s hard to imagine Democrats doing any worse in the Legislature. They’ll spend the next two years holding just 13 seats in

Survey: John Hoeven Is America's 3rd Most Popular Senator, Heidi Heitkamp Ranks 61st

Back in 2012, after a vicious campaign against Republican Rick Berg, Heidi Heitkamp won election to the U.S. Senate with just barely 50 percent of the vote. Heitkamp got 50.24 percent of the vote, to be exact. Since then the narrative her supporters have tried to promote is one that has her getting more popular

Will Heidi Heitkamp Even Be A Viable Candidate For The Senate In 2018?

The Obama administration seems intent on ruining Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s political career. Heitkamp’s vote in favor of the Iran deal earlier this year – which she cast before announcing that she wouldn’t be running for governor in 2016 – wasn’t a good one for North Dakota economically speaking. In addition to the national security concerns, there’s

What Does Heidi Heitkamp's 2016 Announcement Mean For 2018?

Political prognostication is fun! When vacancy opens in an office as consequential as governor, people like to speculate about who might or might not run for the office. We’ve been doing a lot of that here on SAB recently after Governor Jack Dalrymple’s announced retirement, and before it quiets down for a while (until candidates stop saying

It's Going To Be Tough For Heidi Heitkamp To Run In 2016

Democrats have a problem with their Senators wanting to run for Governor in 2016 ahead of what looks to be a very ugly cycle for them in 2018. Senators Joe Manchin (West Virginia), Claire McCaskill (Missouri), and Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota) have all been rumored to be desirous of serving as the chief executive of

Heidi Heitkamp, Party Switcher?

At Hot Air, Ed Morrissey says the Keystone debacle may have a couple of Senate Democrats “on the radar” for switching sides. “Even the Democratic leadership in the Senate left Landrieu twisting in the wind, which prompted public disgust from Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp, two Democrats that might be on the GOP radar for