Tag Archives: Heidi Heitkamp

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

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

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)

Democrats Have Been Ignoring Western North Dakota for Years, and Tonight Heidi Heitkamp Paid the Price

A lot of people live in the Red River Valley in North Dakota. Heck, most of our statewide media is based there too. And what happens among all of these people in communities like Fargo and Grand Forks is they can believe that they matter just a bit more than the rest of the state.

New York Times Uses Same Misleading Photo of Soybean Pile the Heitkamp Campaign Got Caught Using

Farm state Democrats like Senator Heidi Heitkamp have attacking President Donald Trump’s trade policies, arguing they’ve been bad for the agriculture industry. Which is fair. We can debate the point, but promoting contrasting views on important policies like trade tariffs is exactly what campaigns should be about (and aren’t nearly about enough). Still, a specific

Print Column: Heitkamp Drags North Dakota Through the Mud to the Finish Line

MINOT, N.D. – A dangerous place to be is between U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and the object of her relentless, overweening ambition. Those of us who have been victims of the incumbent’s ruthless tactics are perhaps more aware of it than most. Earlier this year, when it became clear my criticism was inconvenient for Heitkamp’s

A street sign on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Fort Yates, N.D., Oct. 22, 2018. (Kristina Barker/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Despite National Media Narrative, Native American Voting in North Dakota Is Likely to Break Records

“North Dakota’s Native Americans say new law blocks much of population’s right to vote,” a headline from ABC news states. But this doesn’t quite jibe with reality. Far from votes being suppressed, we seem to be on track to set records for turnout in our state’s Native American communities. But don’t take my word for

FILE -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. 16, 2018. Heitkamp, an endangered Democrat, ran an ad criticizing her opponent for comments about sexual abuse. But it backfired, just three weeks before the midterms. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Facebook Takes Down Ads From North Dakota Democrats Telling Hunters They Might Not Want to Vote

With Facebook under constant fire for allowing false political advertising on their platform, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised they’ve now taken down those ads from North Dakota Democrats telling hunters they might not want to vote: You can see what the ads looked like originally right here. They told hunters they should consider not voting

Heidi Heitkamp on Ad Discouraging Hunters From Voting: “It Is Really Important People Understand the Consequences of Voting”

Yesterday a story I wrote about Facebook ads, paid for by the North Dakota Democratic Party, telling hunters they “may not want to vote” in the election this year lest they lose their licenses in other states. After my post on the subject got picked up by national media outlets the Democrats took the ads

Joe Biden greets Heitkamp on-stage at a Fargo Rally 11/1/18

Do We Only Care About Security Costs When Republicans Visit North Dakota?

President Trump has made multiple visits to Fargo this election cycle in support of U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Cramer, and the reaction from incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s surrogates in the press was to get bent out of shape about the cost of security. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney even requested that Republicans reimburse law enforcement expenses.

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

Ed Schafer: The Stakes for North Dakota Could Not Be Greater

This guest post was submitted by Ed Schafer, former Governor of North Dakota and Secretary of Agriculture under President George W. Bush. The stakes for North Dakota on November 6th could not be greater. Republican policies and governance have unleashed our energy sector, energized the business community and deregulated the agriculture arena. Federal tax reform