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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) talks to voters at AFL-CIO House of Labor in Bismarck, N.D., Nov. 5, 2018. (Hilary Swift/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Some Democrats Relieved Heitkamp Won’t Run for Governor

Some Democrats Relieved Heitkamp Won’t Run for Governor

Yesterday I shared polling from Governor Doug Burgum’s not-yet-officially-announced re-election campaign showing the incumbent with a commanding lead in a hypothetical match-up with former Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Reacting to that poll later in the day, Heitkamp said that particular competition would remain strictly hypothetical. Heitkamp tells Bismarck Tribune she's not running for governor next year

North Dakota governor candidate Doug Burgum addresses supporters after winning the Republican vote in the primary election Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Ecce Gallery in downtown Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Burgum Polls Himself Against Heidi Heitkamp Ahead of 2020 Campaign

Governor Doug Burgum’s re-election campaign has been polling, and gave me exclusive access to the results. You can read their full polling memo below. There are a couple of things about this poll which are just as interesting as the actual numbers. First, there has been some whispers in state political circles that Burgum might

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and former Vice President Joe Biden raise arms in unity at the North Dakota Democratic convention in Grand Forks during the 2018 election cycle. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

How Can Democrats Reach Out to Rural Voters When They Hate What We Do for a Living?

Last month at one of the debates held for the crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates, supposedly moderate front runner Joe Biden said there would be no place in his administration for oil and coal. Biden on whether or not there would be a place for fossil fuels including coal and fracking in his administration:

Sen. Al Franken got a "sweet" payoff when North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp made good on a friendly wager the two made before April's Frozen Four semi-final hockey game between the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of North Dakota. Photo and Caption via Franken's Senate Office

The “One Decision” Heidi Heitkamp Would Take Back Isn’t Outing Sexual Assault Survivors but Calling on Al Franken to Resign

I’m certain that former Senator Heidi Heitkamp has a lot to regret these days. Not winning her re-election campaign last year is no doubt one of them, but you’d think she’d be regretful about things less self-serving than that too. Like her campaign’s outing of sexual assault survivors, perhaps. Or her state political party’s efforts

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), who is running for re-election, talks to voters at AFL-CIO House of Labor in Bismarck, N.D., Nov. 5, 2018. (Hilary Swift/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

If You’re Going to Attack My Credibility Please Quote Me Accurately

A recent letter to the editor by one David Wells attacks my credibility. “I believe some clarification is in order regarding Rob Port’s description of Democrat Heidi Heitkamp’s political career in his July 17th column. Port is either woefully ignorant of Heitkamp’s political history or he is making a deliberate attempt to deceive Forum readers to advance

Print Column: The Dumbest Thing Democrats Could Do Is Listen to Heidi Heitkamp

MINOT, N.D. — For some reason Heidi Heitkamp — despite just one, flukey electoral victory to her name in the last two decades — has been anointed an expert in certain Democratic circles on how to appeal to rural voters. Recently, the erstwhile senator delivered a luncheon speech to a convention of Montana Democrats, and

Print Column: Forget Governor, Is Heitkamp Angling for a Cabinet Appointment?

MINOT, N.D. — Recently Joel Heitkamp, brother of former U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, has been begging the question about whether or not his sister will run for governor. It’s a business move. Anyone who has seen the numbers knows Heitkamp’s radio audience is so old it’s shrinking due to death. He’s trying to wring the

Print Column: Heitkamp Preaches Moderation to National Dems Even as State Party Moves Further Left

MINOT, N.D. — “There are opportunities for Democrats to win back rural America, but they have to know how to win.” That’s what former U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said in a recent interview, occasioned by her activism on behalf of the One Country Project. That’s an advocacy and lobbying group co-founded by Heitkamp to help

Ruth Buffalo celebrates after being sworn in Dec. 3 to serve in the North Dakota House of Representatives. Lea Black Photography / Special to The Forum

Stop Rewarding Politicians for Just Winning Elections

The North Dakota Women’s Network has announced their “woman of the year” award recipient. It’s state Rep. Ruth Buffalo, who is just months into her tenure in elected office and completed a legislative session in which her accomplishments were, if we’re being generous, quite modest. But the left in North Dakota – which very much

If Democrats Are Worried About Trade, Why Aren’t They Ratifying the USMCA?

North Dakota Democrats are trying to make hay on trade, hoping to leverage some of the pain farmers may be feeling as a result of the trade war with China into political progress. That talking point didn’t get a lot of traction during the 2018 election cycle, but it’s hard to blame them for keeping

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