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Senator Heidi Heitkamp Dave Wallis / The Forum

On Gun Control Will Heitkamp Side With North Dakotans or Her Hollywood Fundraisers?

On Gun Control Will Heitkamp Side With North Dakotans or Her Hollywood Fundraisers?

“Dems want gun control, but worry it could cost them midterms,” a headline from The Hill reads. Left-wing groups are investing a lot of activism in the gun control issue, capitalizing (sort of ghoulishly) on the tragedy in Florida, but that’s probably not news for some Democrats tasked with getting elected in states and districts

Podcast: Congressman Cramer Says “I Love the NRA”

The podcast for today’s radio show is available. If you’d like the audio delivered to your devices daily, click here and subscribe. Congressman Kevin Cramer joined me for his weekly open phones segment. Not surprisingly, he got some questions about gun control and the NRA. “Yeah I actually am,” he said in response to one

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Democrat from North Dakota, addresses a crowd at the F-M Labor Temple in Fargo on Monday, Aug. 15. Robin Huebner / The Forum

Heitkamp’s Union Allies Canceled Meeting With Cramer on the Day He Announced Senate Campaign

“North Dakotans aren’t interested in petty political infighting and want a U.S. Senator who works with Republicans and Democrats to find real solutions just as I have done during my time in the Senate,” Senate incumbent Heidi Heitkamp said in a statement responding to the news that three-term House incumbent Kevin Cramer would be challenging

NRSC Hits “High Five Heidi” in New Radio Ad

It will be months before we know who the winner in North Dakota’s Senate race will be. Either Republican Kevin Cramer or Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp will be in that Senate seat come January 2019. We can declare one winner in February of 2018: Local media. The ad buys in the race are already beginning

Tom Campbell announces his candidacy for the U.S. House during a U.S. Senate campaign rally for N.D. Rep. Kevin Cramer on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the Ramada in Bismarck. (Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service)

After All the Announcements and Maneuvering, Here’s What North Dakota’s Federal Races Look Like This Morning

Congressman Kevin Cramer announced last week that he’s running for the U.S. Senate. That has set off a ripple of maneuvering across Republican political circles, and I thought I’d round up what everything looks like as of this morning. First, as I wrote over the weekend, we can expect current NDGOP Chairman, and Dickinson-area state

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Senator Heitkamp Votes to Protect Funding for Sanctuary Cities

While her latest Republican challenger, Congressman Kevin Cramer, basks in national attention stemming from his decision to run for the Senate, incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp quietly cast a vote to protect funding for sanctuary cities. Sanctuary cities, for the uninitiated, are communities which refuse to cooperate with federal authorities in identifying and apprehending illegal immigrants.

Congressman Kevin Cramer Will Be Announcing His U.S. Senate Campaign on Friday

The worst kept secret in North Dakota politics right now is that Congressman Kevin Cramer is, finally, going to be announcing a run for the U.S. Senate on Friday. This, from a staffer for Governor Doug Burgum, makes it pretty clear what’s happening: Nobody holds a rally to announced that they’re not running for the

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Dave Wallis / The Forum

New Yorkers Gave Almost Three Times More Money to Heidi Heitkamp Than North Dakotans Did

The federal candidates like Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Republican challenger Tom Campbell released their fundraising totals for 2017 a while ago, and of course those totals generated headlines. Mostly about how much money Heitkamp has raised. But the actual disclosure reports behind those numbers just recently became available from the FEC, and they tell an

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks at a policy summit hosted by the Americans for Prosperity-North Dakota on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at the Avalon Events Center in Fargo. David Samson / The Forum

Congressman Cramer Reconsidering Run for U.S. Senate Race

Roughly a month ago Congressman Kevin Cramer announced that he would not be running for the U.S. Senate. Today I can report that Cramer’s decision may not be quite as solid as previously advertised. Multiple sources have confirmed to me that the Congressman is under serious pressure to change his mind. I reached Cramer this

Podcast: Emineth Says “So What” to Controversy Over Inflammatory Social Media Posts

The full audio from today’s radio broadcast is below. Info on listening to the show live, or getting the podcast, is here. U.S. Senate candidate Gary Emineth joined me on air today to address controversy surrounding inflammatory social media posts he’s made over the year. Right off the bat, I asked him about his claim

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