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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

Maybe Heidi Heitkamp’s State of the Union Guest Wishes She’d Voted for Tax Reform

Maybe Heidi Heitkamp’s State of the Union Guest Wishes She’d Voted for Tax Reform

Part of the political theater surrounding the annual State of the Union address is politicians making hay with the guests they invite. Case in point, to this week’s address, Senator Heidi Heitkamp invited Dennis Kooren. He’s a former UPS driver who has been “a leader of the effort to protect the pensions of North Dakota

Senator Heidi Heitkamp speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

This Is the Sort of Thing That Will Make Heidi Heitkamp’s Tax Vote Hurt

Senator Heidi Heitkamp is still trying to defend her vote against tax reform by claiming it doesn’t help middle class Americans. The problem is, even as she’s making those claims, this is the reality many North Dakotans are finding in their paychecks: First paycheck with my new tax rate…+ $89 every two weeks. I promise

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Popularity of Republican Tax Bill Rises Dramatically, Senator Heidi Heitkamp Hardest Hit

After Obamacare became law Democrats assured us that, as Americans became more familiar with the policy, it would become more popular. That didn’t really happen, mostly because the most visible impacts the law had on people were mostly negative. A lot of people lost their existing coverage or saw big increases in the cost of

News Tribune

Tax Reform Bill Will Probably Mean Lower Utility Bills for Many North Dakotans

Here’s some interesting news from the Public Service Commission. News which undermines the talking points we’ve been getting from the left about how Republican-backed tax reform won’t help the average citizen. Regulators will be making a decision today on whether or not to investigate the potential impact of tax reform legislation passed just before the

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Senate Leadership Fund Starts Ad Campaign Hitting Heitkamp Over Vote Against Tax Reform

“Heidi Heitkamp made a huge mistake siding with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to obstruct middle class tax cuts,” Steven Law, head of a Super PAC called the Senate Leadership Fund, said in a recent press release. “We will take it to Democrats over and over this year on tax reform and are confident it

FILE -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), exits the lobby of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, Dec. 2, 2016. Though Donald Trump has yet to name a Democrat to his Cabinet, Heitkamp is said to be a top contender to lead the Department of Agriculture — a posting that would also trigger a special election to fill her Senate seat. (Sam Hodgson/The New York Times)

Senator Heitkamp Sends Email to Constituents Retracting Misleading Tax Reform Talking Point

The saga of the bogus talking point deployed by Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s office as political cover for her vote against tax reform continues today. Last week I wrote about Heitkamp claiming that North Dakotans could get a $10,000 tax hike if the tax reform expires, something that’s absolutely false. That resulted in the Senator deleting

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Continues to Use Bogus, Retracted Talking Point About Tax Reform

In a sign of just how desperate Senator Heidi Heitkamp and her allies are to muddy the waters around her vote against tax reform, she is continuing to use a debunked talking point about the impact of that reform she retracted last week. In a December 7 tweet (since deleted) Heitkamp claimed that tax reform

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp talks about the prospect of temporarily housing refugee children at the Grand Forks Air Force Base during a recent visit to the Grand Forks Herald Editorial Board. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Senator Heitkamp Posts Misleading Figures About Tax Reform on Social Media

I don’t think North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp voted on the tax reform bill’s merits. I think she voted the way her party bosses told her, and now after the fact she and her political allies are justifying it with exaggeration, hyperbole, and even outright falsehoods. Case in point, check out this tweet the Senator

Minot Daily News: “Democrat Arguments Against Tax Reform Are Specious at Their Core”

With the House and Senate working this week on reconciling differences between the iterations of tax reform they’ve passed the Democrats are in full-on propaganda mode. Particularly here in North Dakota where Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s transparently partisan vote against the reform puts her re-election next year in serious jeopardy. But in an editorial the Minot Daily

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