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Print Column: Heitkamp’s Angry Goodbye

Print Column: Heitkamp’s Angry Goodbye

MINOT, N.D. — This week Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said farewell with an address on the floor of the Senate. The timing was less than ideal. Delayed a week because of the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, Heitkamp ended up delivering her goodbye while her fellow Democrat, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, was in

President Donald Trump meets with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), not pictured, at the White House in Washington, Dec. 11, 2018.In an extraordinarily public altercation with Democratic congressional leaders, Trump vowed here to block full funding for the government if they refused his demand for a wall, saying he was “proud to shut down the government for border security.” (Doug Mills/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

On Day of Heitkamp’s Farewell Speech, Democrat Leader in the Senate Trashes North Dakota

It’s pretty clear that Democrats don’t have much affinity for states like North Dakota. Even our liberal friends right here in North Dakota often talk about our state as though they wish they lived somewhere else. What’s kinda rare, though, is when Democrats come right out and admit this stuff. Today there was a remarkable

Video: Senator Heitkamp, Who Still Hasn’t Congratulated Senator-Elect Cramer, Delivers Angry and Tearful Farewell Speech

Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s last address on the floor of the U.S. Senate today came off less like a graceful farewell than a not terribly coherent stump speech delivered with tearful emotion and a rambling sort of vitriol. She sounded at times like a peeved schoolmarm lecturing we bad boys and girls about how we have

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp concedes the North Dakota senate race, at an election night event in Fargo, N.D., Nov. 6, 2018. (Hilary Swift/The New York Times)

Maybe Heidi Heitkamp Could Give Some of Her Left Over Money to Her Campaign’s Victims

Senator Heidi Heitkamp has a lot of money left over from her unsuccessful 2018 campaign. Earlier this year the Senator’s vote against confirming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh bought her a tidal wave of money from left wing political donors across the country. “So much money was flowing into North Dakota that it appears she had

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 2018 The New York Times)

Senator Heidi Heitkamp: “I Think I’m Done With Electoral Politics”

After losing big on election day to Republican Kevin Cramer, many wondered what the future might hold for outgoing Senator Heidi Heitkamp. North Dakota Democrats have struggled mightily to recruit candidates for some time now. In fact, the only Democrat to win in the statewide ballot in North Dakota since 2008 is Heitkamp, who was

Print Column: Heitkamps Feel They’re Entitled to Power, and That’s Exactly Why They Shouldn’t Have It

MINOT, N.D. — Believe it or not, the point of politics isn’t the campaigns. Those are supposed to be nothing more than the means by which we choose who gets to do the much more important job of governing. Sadly, it can seem as though the whole governing thing is just something the politicians do

The Heitkamps Think They’re Entitled to Deference, and That’s Exactly Why They Shouldn’t Hold Power

If Senator Heidi Heitkamp had won re-election last week and some Republican took to the internet to complain about how Kevin Cramer might have won instead had the incumbent reined in her talk radio host brother I think Democrats would have had a good laugh. As well they should. Whining about that sort of thing

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp concedes the North Dakota senate race, at an election night event in Fargo, N.D., Nov. 6, 2018. (Hilary Swift/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Heidi Heitkamp Still Hasn’t Called Kevin Cramer and That’s Kind of Sad

At a post-election press conference yesterday Senator-elect Kevin Cramer, when talking about his impending transition into his new job, mentioned that erstwhile Senator Heidi Heitkamp hadn’t called him despite having conceded the race. Cramer played it off as no big deal: He also said he and Heitkamp have not yet spoken, though he said he’s

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp concedes the North Dakota senate race, at an election night event in Fargo, N.D., Nov. 6, 2018. (Hilary Swift/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Heidi Heitkamp Spent Over $111 Per Vote to Lose by 11 Percentage Points

It is a deep irony that, in an election where North Dakota voters approved an ethics ballot measure supposedly motivated by the desire to get the influence of “big money” out of politics, lame duck Senator Heidi Heitkamp spent more than $100 per vote on her unsuccessful campaign. According to OpenSecrets.org, through October 17 the

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