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How Badly Will Mayor Bloomberg's Vendetta Against Heidi Heitkamp Hurt North Dakota Democrats

How Badly Will Mayor Bloomberg's Vendetta Against Heidi Heitkamp Hurt North Dakota Democrats

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has it out for a group of Democrat Senators who voted against gun control, and he’s trying to hit them where it always hurts politicians. The campaign coffers. Among those Senators is North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp: NEW YORK — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg personally wrote Wednesday to hundreds of

Duane Sand Still Raising Funds For His 2012 Primary Campaign, Runs Afoul Of FEC

Duane Sand is the Republican politician who seems to be running for one federal office or another every single election cycle. He ran for the Senate in 2000, for the House in 2004 and 2008, and the Senate again in 2012. In that last cycle, Sand skipped the NDGOP’s endorsement convention and ran against fellow

The Watchword For North Dakota Democrats Is "Extreme"

A reader emailed this to me last night regarding a telephone fundraising pitch she received on behalf of the North Dakota Democrat party: Hi Rob, Received an out of state call (MN, I believe) from a firm fundraising for the ND Dems. Not news, I suppose, but the call itself is pretty sad and outrageous.

Heidi Heitkamp Can't Afford Too Much Independence

Betsy Woodruff has an article up this morning at National Review covering the balancing act red-state Democrats like Senator Heidi Heitkamp must pull off to both appease their right-of-center constituencies while not angering their national liberal supporters. Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley blasted Heitkamp after she voted against gun control legislation, calling

Kevin Cramer's Spirit Lake Confrontation Sure Seems Like A Set Up

Earlier today I posted about the Spirit Lake Reservation tribal official who accused Rep. Kevin Cramer of “verbal abuse” being a political operative. It turns out that the story goes quite a bit deeper than that, and is actually connected to my having been kicked out of what was bill as a “independent media convention”

Television Debate: Milk For Kids And University System Chancellors

During my television segment last night on Valley News Live with Chris Berg and High Plains Reader publisher John Strand we talked about “milkgate” as well as the turmoil over Chancellor Hamid Shirvani: Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks On the chancellor issue, Mr. Strand’s contention is that the legislature is overstepping its

ND Dems Say They're Fundraising For The Kids, Really Fundraising For Their Party

Yesterday I wrote about North Dakota Democrats throwing a hissy fit over Republicans voting down a $1.2 million appropriation to give school kids a third helping of milk or juice (media reports have claimed it was only a $500,000 appropriation, but that’s inaccurate as the bill shows). In their attacks on Republicans for killing the

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