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Podcast: Former DNC Executive Director Says He Doesn’t Believe Heitkamp Can Win

Podcast: Former DNC Executive Director Says He Doesn’t Believe Heitkamp Can Win

Brian Lunde, a former executive director of the Democratic National Committee and a long-time operative in national Democratic politics, joined me on the radio show today. He doesn’t see how Senator Heidi Heitkamp can win re-election. And he said that before she announced she’s voting against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “I’ve never

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-S.D.) during a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 12, 2018. Heitkamp is one of three Democrats who are up for reelection in states President Donald Trump carried and voted to confirm Justice Neil Gorsuch. (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Despite All the Attack Ads Kevin Cramer’s Polling Lead Over Heidi Heitkamp Has Remained Steady for Months

Yesterday Congressman Kevin Cramer’s campaign got some good news in the form of a poll from Anderson Robbins Research (commissioned by Fox News) which showed him with a four percentage point lead over incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp. You can read the full polling memo here. It also shows Republican Kelly Armstrong leading Democrat Mac Schneider

Mike Dahlen holds a sample of soybeans from his Northwood, N.D., farm. Forum file photo

Soybeans Are Going to Be a Real Problem for Republican Candidates Cramer and Armstrong

“Elevators in the eastern portion of the state have pulled their bids for soybeans,” Dr. Frayne Olson, a crop economics expert from North Dakota State University, tells the Williston Herald. “There is literally no price for soybeans.” Right now Olson said there is only a small number of elevators in our region where this is

In this photo combination, Democrat Mac Schneider, left, and Republican Kelly Armstrong met in their second debate of North Dakota's 2018 U.S. House race on Thursday night in Bismarck, hosted by the Greater North Dakota Chamber and moderated by KFYR. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Poll: Kelly Armstrong Leads Mac Schneider 53 – 32 in North Dakota House Race

Back in June U.S. House candidate Kelly Armstrong’s campaign released polling they commissioned showing their candidate leading Democrat Mac Schneider 48 percent to 26 percent. Today the campaign has released another round of polling, from the same pollster, showing both candidates having come up in the polls, though Armstrong maintains a strong lead. Armstrong came

U.S. House candidates Democrat Mac Schneider, left, and Republican Kelly Armstrong debate on Saturday, May 5, 2018, during the North Dakota Newspaper Association's annual convention at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck. David Samson / The Forum

Poll: The Only Competitive Candidate North Dakota Democrats Have on the Statewide Ballot Is Heidi Heitkamp

Earlier this week we got polling from Mason-Dixon, a well-respected polling firm retained by Fargo-based TV station Valley News Live, which showed Congressman Kevin Cramer with a small four-point lead over Senate incumbent Heidi Heitkamp. In an average of the three publicly-released public opinion polls dating back to February Cramer also leads Heitkamp, albeit by

Podcast: DNC Ban on Oil and Gas Contributions Is Why North Dakota Democrats Are “Almost Non-Existent” Says Cramer

On the radio show today, U.S. House candidate Kelly Armstrong talked about the transition from a primary race into the general election. I asked him about the fight over illegal immigration taking place in the House right now, and the legal wrangling over President Trump’s efforts to end the DACA program through executive order. “I’d

House Candidate Kelly Armstrong Clearly Has Some Work to Do in Reuniting Republicans

I wrote earlier this morning about the overall numbers from last night’s primary vote. There were no really competitive races on the statewide ballot, nor were there any statewide ballot measures, but one race did jump out at me with some interesting results. The race for the Republican U.S. House nomination featured four candidates: NDGOP-endorsed

Podcast: “The World Is Upside Down” Says Cramer of Democrats Aligning Themselves With President Trump

Congressman Kevin Cramer joined me on my radio show for his weekly open phones segment. I asked him about polling, released by Republican U.S. House candidate Kelly Armstrong, showing President Trump with strong approval numbers in North Dakota and suggested that’s probably why Democrats in North Dakota – including his opponent this election cycle, incumbent

U.S. House candidates Democrat Mac Schneider, left, and Republican Kelly Armstrong debate on Saturday, May 5, 2018, during the North Dakota Newspaper Association's annual convention at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck. David Samson / The Forum

Armstrong Campaign Releases Polling Showing Their Candidate Leading Schneider 48 Percent to 26 Percent

Earlier this morning I wrote about some strong fundraising numbers for the Kelly Armstrong campaign. According to the pre-primary filings with the FEC the Republican has nearly tripled what his Democratic opponent Mac Schneider has raised. As I happened to be writing that post the Armstrong campaign shared with me some polling data showing their

Kelly Armstrong is joined by his wife, Kjersti, daughter Anna Constance and son, Elias Patrick, on stage at the ND Republican Party convention for the endorsement for Congress at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks Saturday. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Republican House Candidate Kelly Armstrong Has Raised Nearly Triple What His Democratic Opponent Mac Schneider Has

The candidates for U.S. House have filed their pre-primary fundraising reports. Democrat Mac Schneider is running unopposed in the primary. Republican Kelly Armstrong, meanwhile, is opposed by Tiffany Abentroth and Paul Schaffner who lost to Armstrong at the state convention. They’re not likely to be much competition – they got just a few dozen delegate

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