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Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), who is opposing incumbent U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, poses with Jocelyn Birklid, Miss Junior Teen North Dakota International, at the Uffda Day celebration in Rutland, N.D., Oct. 7, 2018. In North Dakota and other farm states, the partisan divide over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh has nationalized the fight for the Senate, elating Republicans and worrying Democrats. (Annie Flanagan/Copyright 2018 The New York Times).

Poll: Cramer Leads Heitkamp by 16 Points

Poll: Cramer Leads Heitkamp by 16 Points

A few weeks ago two independent polls commissioned by media outlets showed Congressman Kevin Cramer with double-digit leads over Democratic Senate incumbent Heidi Heitkamp. One poll from Gray Television showed Cramer with a 10 point lead. A Fox News poll showed Cramer with a 12 point lead. Since then Heitkamp cast a controversial vote against

N.D. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp answers a question posed by the Grand Forks Herald editorial board on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Nick Nelson / Forum News Service

Voting Is Easy for Native Americans in North Dakota…Says Senator Heidi Heitkamp?

There have been a lot of national headlines devoted to North Dakota’s voter ID law, recently upheld in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Most of it promotes the idea that the voter ID law suppresses the Native American vote in our state. Get a load of these headlines from a Google News search: Some of

Supporters of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) at the Uffda Day parade in Rutland, N.D., Oct. 7, 2018. In North Dakota and other farm states, the partisan divide over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh has nationalized the fight for the Senate ahead of the midterm election, elating Republicans and worrying Democrats. (Annie Flanagan/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Heitkamp Ad Apologizing for Outing Sexual Assault Victims May Have Violated FEC Rules

Yesterday I wrote about a new print ad from Senator Heidi Heitkamp – one apologizing for her previous print ad outing sexual assault survivors – which was published in the Minot Daily News and elsewhere. There may be some problems with that latest ad, however. Here’s what it looked like in my copy of the MDN:

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp makes a point in the U.S. Senate Candidate Debate with Rep. Kevin Cramer on Thursday night in Bismarck. The debate was sponsored by the North Dakota Newspaper Association. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Heitkamp’s Defense of Her Attack on Cramer’s Salary Was So Dumb It Was Kind of Funny

If you missed last night’s debate between North Dakota Senate candidates Heidi Heitkamp and Kevin Cramer you can watch the whole thing below. I’m not sure anything happened last night to change the trajectory of this race. Both candidates hit their talking points, but there weren’t really any resonant moments likely to move a lot

Rep. Kevin Cramer, front, makes a point as Sen. Heidi Heitkamp listens during the U.S. Senate Candidate Debate on Thursday night in Bismarck. The debate was sponsored by the North Dakota Newspaper Association. TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune

Raheem Williams: Heidi Heitkamp Plays Hooky With Reality in First Debate

This guest post was submitted by Raheem Williams, a policy adviser for the North Dakota Young Republicans. Heidi Heitkamp debate answers on social security showed a skilled politician, not a policy leader. When asked about the issue of entitlement reform during last night’s debate, Heitkamp sought to deny reality and smear her opponent, Congressman Kevin

Heitkamp Runs Apology Ad in Newspapers, but Some Victims Outed by Her Campaign Haven’t Heard From Her Yet

In today’s Minot Daily News is this print ad from Senator Heidi Heitkamp, apologizing for that previous print ad which outed a number of sexual assault survivors without their knowledge or permission: .@HeidiHeitkamp running this newspaper ad apologizing for ad outing sexual assault survivors (pic from the @MinotDailyNews). Meanwhile, some of those outed women say

Podcast: Heitkamp’s “Open Letter” Fiasco, Measure 1, Cramer Takes Questions

On the radio show today we took calls about Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s “open letter” ad fiasco. Geoff Simon, chairman of North Dakotans for Sound Government, made the case for opposing Measure 1 on North Dakota’s November ballot. Congressman Kevin Cramer took calls. Here’s the full audio of today’s show. If you can’t listen live, get

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), who is seeking re-election in November, in Rutland, N.D., Oct. 7, 2018. In North Dakota and other farm states, the partisan divide over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh has nationalized the fight for the Senate, elating Republicans and worrying Democrats. (Annie Flanagan/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Senator Heitkamp Needs to Be Clear About How Her Campaign Re-Victimized Those Sexual Assault Victims

Last night we learned that Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign had fired a staffer involved in that now infamous “open letter” ad which identified perhaps as many as two dozen sexual assault survivors who didn’t give their permission to be identified. Heitkamp says the termination is just the beginning of her review into what happened, but

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp during a visit to the Grand Forks Herald Editorial Board. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Raheem Williams: We Should Reject Heitkamp’s Apology

This guest post was submitted by Raheem Williams, a policy adviser for the North Dakota Young Republicans. Heidi Heitkamp made an embarrassing blunder. In an ad criticizing her opponent’s comments on the #metoo movement, she listed the names of sexual assault and domestic abuse survivors. However, it was later discovered these women did not give

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