Tag Archives: Kevin Cramer

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., talks to retired truck drivers about the pension crisis that threatens their livelihood Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Marlin's restaurant in Fargo. Tu-Uyen Tran / The Forum

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Didn’t Show up for Her First Debate With Congressman Kevin Cramer

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Didn’t Show up for Her First Debate With Congressman Kevin Cramer

Over the weekend the North Dakota Newspaper Association held their first debate between North Dakota’s candidates for federal office. Well, two of those candidates anyway. Republican state Senator Kelly Armstrong squared off with Democratic opponent Mac Schneider. Each are seeking North Dakota’s lone U.S. House seat. Observers in the room tell me the two were

Print Column: Who Expected Sen. Heitkamp to Be in This Much Trouble This Early?

MINOT, N.D. — Last week Senate incumbent Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign rolled out her first video advertising of the election cycle. Like many observers, I was surprised to see that it was a rerun. An ad featuring Heitkamp and her family goofing on one another which the campaign used in 2012. Why would Heitkamp, at the

President Donald Trump during a news conference at the White House in Washington, April 24, 2018. Two back-to-back court developments this week indicate a possible road map for President Trump through the minefield of legal resistance he has faced as judges across the country have blocked much of his hard-line immigration agenda. Photo by Tom Brenner/ copyright 2018 The New York Times

Cramer Joins Fellow Members of Congress Nominating Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize

Should President Donald Trump win the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in bringing North and South Korea together for peace talks? My position is…maybe. I’d like to see what the outcome is before we go handing out awards. I think giving Trump the peace prize at this point is premature. Just as it was

Joining President Donald Trump, left, on stage at the Adeavor Mandan Refinery were from left Sen. John Hoeven, Governor Doug Burgum, Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford, Rep. Kevin Cramer and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune

Trump Spokesman Says President Will Target Senator Heidi Heitkamp

It’s not exactly breaking news to say that President Donald Trump will be actively campaigning in North Dakota this year. He visited our state during his 2016 campaign. He visited last year to promote tax reform. Vice President Mike Pence has visited the state, and as colleague John Hageman reported last month, our state has

Delegates take their seats at the 2018 Dem-NPL convention at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks Friday, March 16, 2018. Sam Easter / Forum News Service

Pettiness and Snark Won’t Be a Winning Strategy for North Dakota Democrats

If I were asked to identify a unifying theme for the Democratic political campaigns here in North Dakota I would suggest that the word “anger” be used. A case in point for that statement, Congressman Kevin Cramer’s office recently announced that the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents had named him Legislator of the Year.

This Is Why Senator Heitkamp Has to Make Voters Hate Her Opponent

I’ve long predicted that the 2018 U.S. Senate election will be one of the ugliest North Dakota has ever seen. Part of the foundation for that prediction lays in the way the incumbent, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, campaigned in 2012. She ran a vicious campaign that year, brutalizing her opponent Rick Berg with her surrogates painting

Kylie Oversen, a former state legislator from Grand Forks and chairwoman of the state Democratic-NPL, announced her bid for tax commissioner at UND. Sam Easter / Forum News Service

North Dakota Democrats Only Hate Out of State Political Contributions When They’re Made to Republicans

I have been consistently critical of Senator Heidi Heitkamp for collecting well over 90 percent of her itemized, individual contributions from out of state. I mean, the Senator reported in her year-end report to the FEC for 2017 that she received three times more contributions from New Yorkers than she did from North Dakotans. According

Podcast: Democratic State House Candidate Brandon Medenwald Talks Net Neutrality, Congressman Cramer Takes Calls

Brandon Medenwald, a candidate for the state House in Fargo’s District 41, joined the radio show today to discuss net neutrality regulations. He also discussed the challenges of applying state sales taxes to online sales. Congressman Kevin Cramer also joined for his weekly open phones segment and took questions from callers. The full audio of

Heitkamp Chief of Staff, Without Irony, Says the Senator’s Key to Success Is to “Get Out and Talk to People”

Politico has made a “power list” of “women to watch” in Washington D.C., and on that list is North Dakota’s own Tessa Gould. Gould is Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s chief of staff, well known the media types in the state as the person who will send you nasty emails and shout at you on the phone

Kevin Cramer, surrounded by family and supporters, accepts the ND Republican endorsement for the US Senate Saturday, April 7, at the ND Republican convention. (Eric Hylden / Forum News Service)

Rep. Cramer Signs Letter Urging End to Federal Contract With Citibank Due to Restrictions on Gun Sales

“Citigroup Inc (C.N) added restrictions on firearms sales for new retail-sector clients, the Wall Street bank said on Thursday, the strongest move to date by a major U.S. lender following last month’s high school shooting in Florida,” Reuters reported last month. Here’s what the bank is doing specifically: In an emailed statement Citi said it