Tag Archives: Kevin Cramer

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

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

Podcast: Cramer Says He Wants to Focus on Marijuana Policy Immediately, Armstrong Says He’ll “Fight” Trump Impeachment Efforts

“I want to start on that immediately.” That’s what Senator-elect Kevin Cramer said on my radio show today when asked by a listener if he’d keep a campaign promise to address federal policy with regard to marijuana. Cramer has said consistently that he’d like to move the issue out of the sphere of federal policy

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.

Podcast: Kevin Cramer, Eric Trump, Kelly Armstrong, Tom Emmer

On the radio show today, Congressman Kevin Cramer took calls and questions during his last appearance on the show before election day. Eric Trump made the case for sending Republican majorities back to Congress to support his father’s agenda. Also North Dakota and Minnesota U.S. House candidates Kelly Armstrong and Tom Emmer talked about their

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

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

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), who is opposing incumbent U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, poses with Jocelyn Birklid, Miss Junior Teen North Dakota International, at the Uffda Day celebration in Rutland, N.D., Oct. 7, 2018. (Annie Flanagan/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

New Poll: Cramer Leads Heitkamp by 9 Points, Armstrong Leads Schneider 55 – 33

Another day, another poll showing Congressman Kevin Cramer leading incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp by 9 points. Yesterday the Trafalgar Group dropped polling showing Cramer with a 9 point lead. Today polling commissioned by Fox News shows a similar result:   🚨NEW FOX NEWS POLLS🚨 Senate Races: AZ: Sinema 46% McSally 46% IN: Donnelly 45% Braun

Podcast: Voter ID, the Latest Senate Polling, House Candidate Kelly Armstrong, Senate Candidate Kevin Cramer

On the radio show today, we talked about the national furor over North Dakota’s voter ID laws which are nearly two years old but only became important to left wing activists in the weeks before an important midterm election. A pollster from the Trafalgar Group talked about their most recent polling in North Dakota’s Senate

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) holds a re-election rally on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota, Oct. 21, 2018. Under a new law, North Dakotans cannot vote without a residential address; Native Americans, who largely rely on post office boxes, are working to overcome what they see as a clear attempt at voter suppression. "If you don't vote, you will be invisible," she said here. (Kristina Barker/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Poll: Cramer Leads Heikamp by 9 Points

There is scant publicly-available polling in North Dakota’s U.S. Senate race, despite the competition garnering national attention, and that’s been frustrating. While the polling we do have shows Cramer with a strong lead, it’s hard to hang your hat on any conclusions based on few data points. Today we got another data point. Polling from