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A screenshot from a campaign ad featuring North Dakota state Senator Tom Campbell via YouTube

Campbell for Senate Radio Ads Still Running

Campbell for Senate Radio Ads Still Running

Earlier this week a reader sent me a mailer he’d received from the Tom Campbell campaign which still had the state Senator running against Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp for the U.S. Senate. The problem being that Campbell switched his Senate race into a House race weeks back when North Dakota’s current congressman, Kevin Cramer, announced

(Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)
North Dakota Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Poll: Senator Heitkamp Losing to Generic Republican Candidate, Trump Approval at 60 Percent Among North Dakotans

The folks at Axios have new polling out today showing Senator Heidi Heitkamp losing when matched up with a generic Republican candidate. The polling (see all the questions here) shows the incumbent Democratic Senator, listed by NBC News as the most vulnerable Senate Democrat in the nation, at 57 percent approval: But as you can

Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Heidi Heitkamp Ranked 2nd Among Senate Incumbents Most Likely to Lose in 2018

The folks at NBC News have a ranking they’re calling the “list of the Top 10 Senate seats that could switch parties in November.” Second on that list, behind Republican Senator Dean Heller of Nevada, is North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Here’s their reasoning: Republicans are divided over whether this race or the Senate contest

FILE -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), exits the lobby of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, Dec. 2, 2016. (Sam Hodgson/The New York Times)

Planned Parenthood Won’t Be Seen Supporting Their Friend Heidi Heitkamp in 2018

It’s not that Senator Heidi Heitkamp has done anything to upset the folks at Planned Parenthood. After all, the Senator could be seen high-fiving Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on the Senate floor (yes, it was a high-five) after helping to vote down an abortion limitation that’s the law in all but six countries around the world.

Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., was called to the podium in Bismarck in May 2016 by presidential candidate Donald Trump, who cited Cramer's energy expertise and early backing in his quest for the Republican Party nomination for president. File photo by Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Poll: Cramer Leads Heitkamp by 5 Points in Senate Race

Earlier this week I wrote about a poll from Gravis Marketing which, based on internet surveys, showed incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp with a slight lead over Republican challenger Kevin Cramer. Today the Tarrance Group is out with polling – backed by a partisan source, the NRSC specifically – showing Cramer with a five point lead.

From left: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND, and Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-ND. (Herald graphic/Sam Easter)

Poll: Heitkamp and Cramer Neck and Neck in Senate Race, Campbell Leads Among Republicans in House Race

The folks at Gravis Marketing have released polling for North Dakota’s House and Senate races, the tax reform bill, the abortion issue, gay rights, and immigration. They shared the polling with me exclusively – Gravis President Doug Kaplan will join me on my radio show at 1pm today – but I’ll admit to never having

Congressman Kevin Cramer and his wife Kris.

Son of U.S. Senate Candidate Kevin Cramer Is in Intensive Care

Isaac Cramer, son of Congressman Kevin Cramer, is in the ICU and doing poorly. Mark Guttormson, a friend of the family, has been posting updates on Facebook: It’s not clear what happened, but it appears from a review of the family’s social media accounts that it was sudden. Isaac is 35 years old according to

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Dave Wallis / The Forum

On Gun Control Will Heitkamp Side With North Dakotans or Her Hollywood Fundraisers?

“Dems want gun control, but worry it could cost them midterms,” a headline from The Hill reads. Left-wing groups are investing a lot of activism in the gun control issue, capitalizing (sort of ghoulishly) on the tragedy in Florida, but that’s probably not news for some Democrats tasked with getting elected in states and districts

Podcast: Congressman Cramer Says “I Love the NRA”

The podcast for today’s radio show is available. If you’d like the audio delivered to your devices daily, click here and subscribe. Congressman Kevin Cramer joined me for his weekly open phones segment. Not surprisingly, he got some questions about gun control and the NRA. “Yeah I actually am,” he said in response to one

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Democrat from North Dakota, addresses a crowd at the F-M Labor Temple in Fargo on Monday, Aug. 15. Robin Huebner / The Forum

Heitkamp’s Union Allies Canceled Meeting With Cramer on the Day He Announced Senate Campaign

“North Dakotans aren’t interested in petty political infighting and want a U.S. Senator who works with Republicans and Democrats to find real solutions just as I have done during my time in the Senate,” Senate incumbent Heidi Heitkamp said in a statement responding to the news that three-term House incumbent Kevin Cramer would be challenging