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Roll Call: Armstrong Likely to Win North Dakota House Seat, Heitkamp at Risk in Senate Race

Roll Call: Armstrong Likely to Win North Dakota House Seat, Heitkamp at Risk in Senate Race

According to some prognostication by Roll Call – a Washington D.C.-based publication focusing on politics and Congress – Republicans are set to have a pretty good year here in North Dakota. First, they’re saying state Senator Kelly Armstrong – a candidate for the U.S. House seat currently held by Senate candidate Kevin Cramer – is likely

Podcast: Democratic House Candidate Mac Schneider Declines to Say if He’d Have Voted for Obamacare

We talked about his recent debate with Republican opponent Kelly Armstrong and the impression many observers got (notably myself and columnist Mike Jacobs) that the two candidates didn’t really do much to contrast themselves. Schneider says he disagrees with Armstrong in several areas mentioning the expansion of corporate farming, Trump’s trade tariffs, and the state’s

Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s Campaign Not Saying if Staff Benefited From the Trump Tax Cuts She Voted Against

In my Sunday print column I mentioned something I want to expand on a bit here on the blog. “Even Heitkamp’s own campaign staff appears to be enjoying the tax reductions,” I wrote after noting that Senator Heidi Heitkamp voted against the Trump tax cuts. “Federal disclosure reports show several of her staffers enjoyed slight

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

Senator Rubio, Talking About the Trump Tax Cuts, Sounds Just Like North Dakota Democrat Mac Schneider

Senator Marco Rubio is taking a swipe at the Trump tax cuts (tax cuts he voted for, we should remember) saying that they’re too helpful to corporations and not helpful enough for rank-and-file Republicans: “There is still a lot of thinking on the right that if big corporations are happy, they’re going to take the

Podcast: Schneider Says He Supports “Some Parts” of Trump Tax Cuts, Abentroth Says She’s Giving Primary Voters “Options”

Republican U.S. House candidate Tiffany Abentroth was on the radio show today. She got just a couple of dozen delegate votes at the NDGOP state convention earlier this month, but filed to run on the June primary ballot anyway. Why? “It’s important to give voters options,” she told me, adding that the electorate is made

Democratic House Candidate Mac Schneider Takes Swipe at Big Banking, Accidentally Hits Senator Heitkamp

Democratic House candidate Mac Schneider took a swipe at Big Banking, and the Trump tax cuts, with this tweet this morning: Call me crazy, but this isn’t the best way to help working families. #ndpol https://t.co/7SaRmuGdY6 — Mac for North Dakota (@mac4northdakota) April 20, 2018 Schneider is being a bit myopic. These benefits to banks

Japan Opens Doors to American-Made Ethanol, North Dakota Democrats Hardest Hit

Yesterday I wrote a post wondering if North Dakota Democrats – U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp and U.S. House candidate Mac Schneider, in particular – weren’t overplaying their hands in their attempts to fan the flames of rural anxiety over Trump’s trade standoff with China. The Democrats have invested so much political capital into promoting

Have North Dakota Democrats Overplayed Their Hand Politicizing Trump’s Trade Fight With China?

A few weeks ago when the Chinese regime and the Trump administration were trading trade threats it was pretty clear that Democrats saw an opening. North Dakota is Trump country, and nowhere in the state is that more true than in the rural, farming communities. So when the farmers felt some unease about Trump starting

Podcast: Burgum Backs Trump on Trade

Governor Doug Burgum, fresh off a White House meeting with Donald Trump on trade issues, said on my radio show today that he likes what the President is doing. “This administration, they’re listening to the people,” he said. “They’re listening to the plain states.” “We’ve got a White House that’s pro-agriculture,” he added. Asked specifically