Tag Archives: Heidi Heitkamp

U.S. Senate candidate Gary Emineth speaks at the NDGOPs District 35 convention in Bismarck on January 31, 2018. Photo via Emineth campaign

Will North Dakotans Care About Gary Emineth’s Intemperate Social Media Postings?

Will North Dakotans Care About Gary Emineth’s Intemperate Social Media Postings?

On Sunday some dummy wrote a print column about how North Dakota’s Democrats should avoid hubris when it comes to the U.S. Senate race this year. That dummy was me, and my point was that 2018 Democrats talking about Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s chances of re-election have begun to sound like Republicans in 2012 talking about

Podcast: Congressman Cramer Says Heitkamp’s Vote Against Abortion Was “More Like North Korea Than North Dakota”

The full audio of today’s radio show is below. You can tune in weekdays from 12-2pm on WDAY 970 AM and 93.1 FM in the Fargo area or subscribe to the podcast and have the audio delivered directly to your device daily. Congressman Kevin Cramer was on today for his weekly open phones segment, taking

Pulitzer Prize Winning Politifact Now Fact Checking the Mechanics of a High Five

“A headline on a North Dakota political blog wrongly said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., high-fived Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., following a controversial abortion vote,” the Pulitzer Prize winning Politifact website writes today. The blog in question is this one, and the post in question is this one headlined “Heitkamp High-Fives Schumer After Voting Against 20-Week

State Senator Tom Campbell appears in a video ad for his 2018 U.S. Senate campaign. YouTube

More Than 75 Percent of Senate Candidate Tom Campbell’s Financial Support Came From a Man Named Tom Campbell

It’s the same Tom Campbell, in case you didn’t get the joke. I’m probably not as funny as I think I am. Anyway, this is not so good: Republican state Sen. Tom Campbell's campaign says he's raised more than $1 million for his U.S. Senate campaign, with nearly three-quarters of it coming from himself. —

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

Maybe Heidi Heitkamp’s State of the Union Guest Wishes She’d Voted for Tax Reform

Part of the political theater surrounding the annual State of the Union address is politicians making hay with the guests they invite. Case in point, to this week’s address, Senator Heidi Heitkamp invited Dennis Kooren. He’s a former UPS driver who has been “a leader of the effort to protect the pensions of North Dakota

Paul Schaffner Photo from Schaffners 2010 House campaign

Third Candidate Announces for U.S. Senate Campaign

UPDATE: Schaffner has now informed me, as of about 1:15am on Feb. 1, that he is again not running. A third candidate has announced that he will be seeking the NDGOP nomination for the U.S. Senate. Paul Schaffner of Bismarck sent me the press release below tonight. He also posted his announcement to a Facebook group

Podcast: Senate Candidate Gary Emineth Says “Heitkamp Is Scared”

“We finally got to the point where we could say we were in,” Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gary Emineth said of his decision to acknowledge that his campaign is official today. “It’s going to be nasty,” he said of the impending race. “Heidi Heitkamp is afraid,” he said. While acknowledging that she’ll be a “tough”

Senator Heidi Heitkamp speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

This Is the Sort of Thing That Will Make Heidi Heitkamp’s Tax Vote Hurt

Senator Heidi Heitkamp is still trying to defend her vote against tax reform by claiming it doesn’t help middle class Americans. The problem is, even as she’s making those claims, this is the reality many North Dakotans are finding in their paychecks: First paycheck with my new tax rate…+ $89 every two weeks. I promise

Senator Heidi Heitkamp gives a high-five to Senate Majority Leader Chuch Schumer Photo via C-SPAN

Video: Heitkamp High-Fives Schumer After Voting Against 20-Week Abortion Ban

Tonight the Senate held a vote on legislation which would ban abortions after 20 weeks of the pregnancy. The legislation was introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and had bi-partisan support. Democrats Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly, and Bob Casey voted for the bill. For what it’s worth, polling done by the Susan B. Anthony List

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