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Email Says Trump Set to Visit Fargo in June

Email Says Trump Set to Visit Fargo in June

According to an email which is landing in inboxes now, President Donald Trump is expected to visit North Dakota some time in June. Problem is the email, which came from the Trump campaign, identifies two different dates for the visit: I’m working on finding out more and I’ll update this post as I learn it.

Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Is Attack on Cramer’s Social Views a Way for Heitkamp to Shore up Her Liberal Base After Trump Love Fest?

The precarious balancing act Senator Heidi Heitkamp has to pull off is appealing to North Dakota’s mostly Republican, mostly pro-Trump voters without alienating her left wing base. In recent weeks Heitkamp and her media allies have been promoting the idea that President Trump likes the Democratic incumbent more than her Republican challenger Kevin Cramer. I

Television Station Says Heitkamp Allies Misrepresented Cramer’s Comments on Their Broadcast

The Senate Majority PAC, a group affiliated with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, has been running advertising recently accusing Congressman Kevin Cramer of promoting cuts to Social Security and Medicare. This is the ad I wrote about recently which was coordinated with talking points disseminated by the Heitkamp campaign. The claim about Cramer’s position on Social

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks at a policy summit hosted by the Americans for Prosperity-North Dakota on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at the Avalon Events Center in Fargo. David Samson / The Forum

CNN Headline About Kevin Cramer’s Interactions With Controversial Anti-Gay Group Is Inaccurate

“GOP Senate nominees Kevin Cramer, Corey Stewart sought support of extreme anti-gay group,” reads a headline from CNN today over a story written by reporter Andrew Kaczynski. Congressman Kevin Cramer is generally opposed to gay marriage, which is an area where I sharply disagree with him, so the idea that he might like to be

Senator Heidi Heitkamp stands near President Donald Trump as he delivers remarks ahead of signing a banking bill into law. YouTube

Trump Enters Senate Race, Says Heitkamp “Always Will Vote No When We Need Her”

After weeks of Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign pushing a narrative which held that President Donald Trump – a man who in the 2016 cycle the Democrats were describing as vile and unfit for office – liked Heitkamp more than her Republican challenger Kevin Cramer. Heitkamp has also invested a lot of money and political capital

Former state Senator Mac Schneider applauds during his time in the Legislature. Schneider lost re-election to the state Senate in 2016 but is running for the U.S. House in 2018. File photo / Forum News Service

Heidi Heitkamp and Mac Schneider’s Political Party Votes to Ostracize the Oil and Gas Industry

This is not good news for North Dakota Democrats: The DNC quietly voted over the weekend to ban donations from fossil fuel companies, HuffPost has learned. https://t.co/A75ecxwrFU — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 12, 2018 It’s an election year, so the Democrats like Senator Heidi Heitkamp and House candidate Mac Schneider are calling themselves independents instead

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

Congressman Kevin Cramer visits with Madison Rodgers, left, and Sierra Heitkamp of the North Dakota Young Republicans Friday at the state Republican convention at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Cramer Campaign Staffer Was Aware of Will Gardner’s Disorderly Conduct Conviction, Says He Didn’t Know About the Peeping

My print column for Wednesday is online already. It’s about the increasingly bizarre dynamics of North Dakota’s U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democrat Heidi Heitkamp and Republican challenger Kevin Cramer. I wanted to flag a part of the column in a blog post, however, because I think it’s important. Cramer campaign staffer Jared Hendrix, who

As Cramer Feuds With the White House, Heitkamp Launches Another Ad Aligning Herself With Trump

Incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s decision to go all-in on being a Trump ally this election cycle is one hell of a gamble. The risk is that she’ll alienate her left-wing base. We’ve already heard rumblings of that from our state’s Native American communities. The risk is that it won’t be very believable. Remember that in

Print Column: Cramer Campaign Is Under Fire on All Fronts

MINOT, N.D.—I loved from the outset the dynamics of a Cramer vs. Heitkamp Senate race. Rep. Kevin Cramer is the happy warrior. He engages with feisty town hall attendees, and subjects himself to zingers from callers during his weekly talk radio segments on shows around the state. It contrasts well with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp who