Tag Archives: Kevin Cramer

Charles Linderman, a former Democratic candidate for the state Legislature, appears in an ad for incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp which accuses her opponent, Congressman Kevin Cramer, of being indifferent to farmers. YouTube

With Election on the Line Heitkamp Turns to Her Favorite Political Weapon: Hate

With Election on the Line Heitkamp Turns to Her Favorite Political Weapon: Hate

Back in May I wrote that incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp wins elections by making the electorate hate her opponents. It’s a strategy born of Heitkamp’s need, at certain times, to be something less than devoted to the progressive, left-wing principles of her political party. The best way to defend her cynical, hypocritical shift to the

Podcast: North Dakotans Against Legalizing Recreational Marijuana, Kevin Cramer Takes Calls

Bob Wefald, spokesman for North Dakotans Against Legalizing Recreational Marijuana, was on the show today to make his organization’s case against Measure 3. Also Congressman Kevin Cramer joined for his weekly open phones segment, taking calls. The full episode is below. If you can’t listen live, get the podcast:

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

Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks while President Donald Trump looks on during a campaign rally at Scheels Arena in Fargo in June. David Samson / The Forum

CNN Reports That North Dakota Senate Race Is Trending Toward Cramer

I was remiss in not posting about this earlier, but over the weekend CNN released new ratings for the Senate races and they see North Dakota moving toward a Republican pick up. CNN has shifted Democrat Heidi Heitkamp’s re-election battle against GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer in the North Dakota Senate race from “toss-up” to “leans

President Donald Trump enters Scheels Arena in Fargo on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Forum file photo

Print Column: Trump’s Next Visit to North Dakota Should Be to Indian Country

MINOT, N.D. — “What have you got to lose?” That was President Donald Trump’s entreaty to North Dakota’s Native American voters during a recent visit to Fargo in support of Congressman Kevin Cramer’s campaign to unseat incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp. It’s an echo of a similar argument Trump has made to black voters, and as

Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., left, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., share a light moment on statge during a question and answer session during the Lignite Energy Council's annual meeting at the Bismarck Event Center on Thursday, April 5. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

Kevin Cramer Leads Heidi Heitkamp in AARP Poll of North Dakotans Over 50

Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s and her political allies have invested a lot of money into messaging (of dubious veracity) claiming her opponent, Congressman Kevin Cramer, wants to cut Social Security and Medicare. I had thought this was just the typical sort election year “Mediscare” tactics – accusing Republicans of wanting kick elderly people off of government

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) speaks at a campaign rally as President Donald Trump looks on at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D., June 27, 2018. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

Cramer Campaign Says They’ve Raised $1 Million From Trump Event Already, Mostly From North Dakotans

President Donald Trump will be visiting Fargo tomorrow for a fundraiser, but Congressman Kevin Cramer’s Senate campaign is saying they’ve already raised more than $1 million from the event. But, perhaps more interesting than that, the campaign is saying 90 percent of that total came from North Dakotans. “The Kevin Cramer for U.S. Senate Campaign

President Donald Trump waves at the end of a campaign rally June 27 at Scheels Arena in Fargo. Forum file photo

Fargo Mayor Caves to the Petty Politics of Campaign Season, Will Ask for Reimbursements for Trump Event

When President Donald Trump visited Fargo earlier this year the mayor of that city, Tim Mahoney, asked for an accounting of the security and planning costs of that visit, but said he wasn’t after reimbursement. I praised the mayor at the time. It’s always important for the taxpayers to understand the cost of government. Transparency

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. (Photo courtesy of Heitkamp's office)

Heitkamp Ranked as the Most Vulnerable Incumbent Senator

“Democrats continue to dominate the latest list of the most vulnerable Senate incumbents two months out from Election Day, with North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp moving into the top spot,” Roll Call reports today. That’s a whole lot of bad news for North Dakota Democrats, and not just because Heitkamp’s odds of re-election seem to