Tag Archives: Kevin Cramer

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/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Audio: Senate Candidate Kevin Cramer Says Koch Brothers Snub Has Been “Very Good for Me,” Claims Fundraising Boost

Audio: Senate Candidate Kevin Cramer Says Koch Brothers Snub Has Been “Very Good for Me,” Claims Fundraising Boost

Yesterday the Koch brothers network of political organizations made national headlines when they decided to announce that the wouldn’t be supporting Congressman Kevin Cramer’s bid to unseat Democratic Senate incumbent Heidi Heitkamp. Tim Phillips, head of the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity group, even went so far as to call Cramer an “adversary.” I wondered yesterday

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. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Koch Brothers Group Says They Won’t Be Backing Kevin Cramer in His Senate Race Against Heidi Heitkamp

This probably doesn’t matter very much: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The political groups affiliated with billionaire conservative businessman Charles Koch will not support Rep. Kevin Cramer’s (R-N.D.) bid against Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), citing Cramer’s record on spending. “He’s inconsistent across the board on these issues and that makes it hard to support him,” said

Joel Heitkamp (submitted photo)

The Heitkamp Political Machine Will Attack Anyone Questioning the Narrative

It’s ironic that when Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s talk radio host brother really wants to reach an audience he turns to my employers at the Forum Communications Company. Joel Heitkamp had a letter to the editor in the Fargo Forum over the weekend in which he accuses Fargo-based television station Valley News Live of political bias against his sister.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) confer during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 12, 2018. Heitkamp, Donnelly and other red-state Democratic senators up for election this year are in a difficult bind over the open Supreme Court seat. (Tom Brenner/ Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Despite Heitkamp Trailing in the Polls National Democrats Make North Dakota’s Senate Seat a “Second Tier” Race

Based on the publicly available polling data we have in North Dakota’s Senate race it sure looks like Heidi Heitkamp is running for re-election from behind. Since February three out of four public polls from a variety of sources have shown Heitkamp’s challenger, Congressman Kevin Cramer, with a consistent lead in the 4 – 5

A screenshot from a video ad being run by the left-wing organization VoteVets in support of Senator Heidi Heitkamp's re-election campaign

Group That Called President Trump a Traitor Trying to Help Self-Styled Trump Ally Heidi Heitkamp

The decision by Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s re-election campaign to brag about her close relationship with President Donald Trump – she votes with him most of the time as we’re all reminded, ad nauseum, in her campaign messaging – has created some odd spectacles as national left-wing groups work to get Heitkamp re-elected. Last week Priorities

Dan Genk, left, the supervisor of the FBI's Bismarck office, talks with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Wednesday at a round table discussion about human trafficking. Jamie Kelly / Williston Herald

Williston Mayor Told Heitkamp Campaign Not to Use His Comments as an Endorsement, They Kind of Did Anyway

As a part of her bid to get re-elected, Senator Heidi Heitkamp has been touting comments from local officials in campaign press releases. Among them Williston Mayor Howard Klug. It’s hard to say how much these local endorsements matter – typically they do little to sway voters – but a western North Dakota endorsement for

A #NoDAPL protester stands in front of a burning structure as officials work to evacuate the Oceti Sakowin protest camp on February 22, 2017.

State of North Dakota Accuses Army Corps of “Negligent” Response to Violent #NoDAPL Protests, Seeks $38 Million With Claim

When violent mobs of political extremists descended on south central North Dakota to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline the Obama administration abdicated the responsibility to law and order. Protesters were allowed to build elaborate camps on federal land and from there launch waves of attacks on the pipeline construction and local law enforcement. The cost

Heidi Heitkamp’s Political Allies Hire Actors to Play Stereotypical “Cranky” and “Trusting” North Dakotans With Accents

Priorities USA is a Super PAC founded by Barack Obama campaign alumni which supported the Obama campaign in 2012 as well as the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016. They’ve gotten involved in the 2018 election campaign by running ads attacking Congressman Kevin Cramer. You’ve probably seen the ad being promoted on Facebook: Here’s one version

Former West Fargo Police Chief Arland Rasmussen appears in a campaign ad for Senator Heidi Heitkamp.

Bizarro World: Democratic Senate Incumbent Heidi Heitkamp Uses Self-Described Trump Voter to Defend Her Record on Border Security

You can always tell when a political campaign has landed a punch when they inspire a television rebuttal from the other side. And what a strange world we’re living in when a Democratic incumbent like Senator Heidi Heitkamp is using a Trump voter to defend her voting record. A tacit acknowledgement from Democrats of how

Screenshot of a video ad from the Cramer campaign

New Cramer Ad Features President Trump Riding Herd on Senator Heidi Heitkamp

On social media, North Dakota Democrats are still promoting their U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp as a close ally of President Donald Trump: MUST READ – Inforum: Zaleski: Trump likes Heidi more than Kevin #NDSEN #ndpol https://t.co/7eKM7ApGbX — ND Dem-NPL (@nddemnpl) July 11, 2018 But in a new ad Congressman Kevin Cramer’s campaign uses footage