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  • Heitkamp Apologizes For Running Ad Naming Alleged Sexual Assault Survivors Without Their Permission

    10/16/2018 2:09:40 PM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 16, 2018 | Grace Carr
    North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp apologized Tuesday for publishing a Sunday ad listing alleged sexual assault survivors, a number of whom said they had not given their permission to be in the ad or were not survivors of sexual assault. “I deeply regret this mistake and we are in the process of issuing a retraction, personally apologizing to each of the people impacted by this and taking the necessary steps to ensure this never happens again,” Heitkamp said in a statement
  • North Dakota Democrat Heitkamp scrambles to catch Cramer

    10/14/2018 7:41:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 14, 2018 12:16 PM EDT | Thomas Beaumont and Dave Kolpack
    Heidi Heitkamp squeezed dozens of hands and posed for pictures with college students at North Dakota State University recently, bubbling with characteristic exuberance that belied the Democratic senator’s uncertain future. “I want everybody to just do something for me,” Heitkamp said, her voice hoarse. “Everybody stand up! I want you to reach as high as you can. Now, I want you to reach about six inches higher. That’s what we’ve got to do to win! We’ve got to go higher.” An already tenuous bid for a second term has taken on new urgency for Heitkamp since she voted against Brett...
  • How Bad Did the Kavanaugh Collapse Hurt Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota?

    10/13/2018 8:58:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | 13 OCT 2018 | RICHARD D. BARIS
    The battle over the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has helped Republicans in the short term more than Democrats. Since the stunning “thumbs down” moment by the late Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., Republican enthusiasm has ebbed-and-flowed, while Democrats consistently reported higher levels of interest. For Republicans, the challenge this election cycle was two-fold: combating voter complacency and maintaining the more moderate wing of their coalition, specifically women, and even more specifically, Republican women. There was no downside for the GOP. They needed to increase enthusiasm, something the controversy over the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh...
  • Real Clear Politics "Senate No Toss Ups 2018" GOP +2 Dem 0

    10/13/2018 4:20:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 13, 2018
    Senate No Toss Ups 2018 Democrats 0 Pick Ups GOP 2 Pick Ups Mo & ND
  • Two Elections: Democrats’ Chance of Taking the Senate Fading, House Likely to Flip

    10/12/2018 9:41:51 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 125 replies
    rollcall ^ | October 12, 2018
    Senate results in midterms crucial for GOP and Democratic prospects in 2020 ANALYSIS | The Democrats’ chances of netting at least two Senate seats always seemed like a long shot. But a month ago, the stars looked to be aligning for Democrats. Today, those stars tell a different story. With Republican challenger Kevin Cramer opening up a clear margin over incumbent Heidi Heitkamp, the North Dakota Senate race looks all but over now, according to multiple insiders. That means Democrats will need to swipe at least three GOP seats to take back the Senate — an outcome that currently appears...
  • Dem senator Heitkamp slams Clinton call to abandon civility with GOP

    10/12/2018 8:14:57 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 45 replies
    fox news ^ | 10/11/2018 | Gregg Re
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's incendiary suggestion this week that liberals "cannot be civil" with Republicans any longer is unproductive and simply "ridiculous," a top Democratic senator said Wednesday. The stark repudiation of Clinton's comments by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., a vulnerable red-state Democrat seeking re-election this year, comes as top Republicans have lined up in recent days to criticize Democrats' fiery rhetoric amid the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
  • GOP going on offense in key Senate races the party believes will flip red

    10/12/2018 7:04:42 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 44 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 10/12/18 | USA Features
    Red Wave: Despite reports and questionable polling that indicates the House may go back to the Democrats — we don’t believe them, mind you — Republican leaders see opportunities to pick up Senate seats and are now going on the offense in key races the party believes it can win. Fox News reports that with less than one month before the November midterms, several Senate races are trending away from Democrats and toward the GOP, reinvigorating the party and convincing Republican leaders they can expand their slim majority in the upper chamber.
  • Heitkamp Opposed Kavanaugh Due to His ‘Body Language’ at Hearing (watched with the sound off)

    10/10/2018 5:24:36 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | October 9, 2018 | JACK CROWE
    Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D., N.D.) said on Monday that she had been prepared to support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation until she viewed his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee with the sound turned off in order to focus on his “body language.” Heitkamp, a red-state Democrat who was under significant pressure to back Kavanaugh as she faces a challenge from Republican congressman Kevin Cramer in the midterms, said she ordered her staff to draft a statement announcing her support for the nominee but reversed herself after detecting “rage” in his testimony. “I was concerned about these allegations but...
  • Supreme Court allows North Dakota to enforce voter ID laws

    10/09/2018 3:38:04 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/18 | LYDIA WHEELER
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to toss out an appeals court order that allows North Dakota to enforce its voter ID requirement during the 2018 elections. The request to toss out the order came from a group of Native American residents who are challenging a new state law that requires voters to present identification that includes a current residential street address. The challengers argued the new rule disenfranchises a disproportionate share of the population because many Native American voters live on reservations with no street addresses. The District Court agreed and temporarily blocked the state secretary from enforcing the...
  • A Crush Of New Polls Show Democrats In A Free Fall

    10/08/2018 11:18:05 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 105 replies
    If there is a silver lining in the tragic farce wrought on the nation by the Democratic Party in the Judge Brett Kavanaugh nomination hearings it is this: Regular Americans are recoiling at the shocking spectacle and Democrat support is plummeting. Every new poll coming out is uniformly showing middle Americans fleeing from the Democrats while a once-mildly apathetic Republican Party has been ginned up to energetic levels equal to the Democratic base. Further trouble for the much-hyped blue wave is that black voters are trending against Democrats, participating in the #walkaway movement and viewing the Kavanaugh moment very differently...
  • Minnesota woman pleads guilty in rare North Dakota double voting case

    10/06/2018 7:55:10 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 68 replies
    Fargo Forum ^ | 25 September 2018 | John Hageman
    BISMARCK — A Minnesota woman pleaded guilty to voting twice during the 2016 election in a Cass County (N.D.) court Tuesday, Sept. 25, marking a rare prosecution of such an offense in North Dakota. Hannan Yassin Aboubaker of Shakopee, Minn., entered an Alford plea on a Class A misdemeanor "election offense," meaning she didn't admit wrongdoing but acknowledged she may have been found guilty based on the evidence. Her sentence was deferred and she was placed on unsupervised probation for six months, two months after which the case would be dismissed and the file would be sealed.
  • Democrats Senators discuss changing their vote

    10/05/2018 8:39:35 PM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 146 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/5 | Florida Guy @floridaguy267
    10/5 8:46pm Democrat Senators Tester, McCaskill, Donnelly, Nelson and Heitkamp are discussing change of Kavanaugh vote tonight.
  • October Surprise: The Brett Bounce

    10/04/2018 7:48:33 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 93 replies
    axios.com ^ | 10/5/2018
    Top Republicans tell Axios that they're seeing a surprising and widespread surge in GOP voter enthusiasm, powered largely by support for Brett Kavanaugh and his Supreme Court nomination. What they're saying: "The Kavanaugh debate has dropped a political grenade into the middle of an electorate that had been largely locked in Democrats' favor for the past six months," said Josh Holmes, a former top aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. In North Dakota, one of the top races, a Fox News poll yesterday showed Republican challenger Kevin Cramer leading Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) by 12 points (53%-41%) — up...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Heitkamp reveals Kavanaugh vote and reasoning to WDAY News

    10/04/2018 11:14:21 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 123 replies
    WDAY ^ | October 4, 2018 | Kevin Wallevand
    FARGO -- U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp will vote NO on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination. Heitkamp sat down exclusively with WDAY News to share what she will do when the U.S. Senate votes to confirm U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Heitkamp also shared her reasoning behind her decision.
  • Fox News Poll: Republicans make gains in top Senate races

    10/03/2018 3:31:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 3, 2018 | Dana Blanton
    A new round of Fox News battleground polls shows a Republican trend in the fight for the U.S. Senate. The GOP candidates are helped by increased interest in the election among Republicans and pro-Donald Trump sentiment. Arizona Kyrsten Sinema: 47% Martha McSally: 45% Indiana Joe Donnelly: 43% Mike Braun: 41% Missouri Claire McCaskill: 43% Josh Hawley: 43% North Dakota Kevin Cramer: 53% Heidi Heitkamp: 41% Tennessee Marsha Blackburn: 48% Phil Bredesen: 43%
  • F.B.I. to End Kavanaugh Inquiry as Soon as Wednesday, With Vote Coming This Week

    10/03/2018 2:04:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/03/2018 | By Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Michael D. Shear
    Senate Republican leaders pressed on Tuesday to wrap up the confirmation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, seizing on word from the F.B.I. that it would complete its investigation into allegations of sexual assault and sexual misconduct as early as Wednesday. “We’ll have an F.B.I. report this week, and we’ll have a vote this week,” an emphatic Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, told reporters after the Republicans’ weekly policy luncheon. But Mr. McConnell’s promise was as much about bluffing as it was about confidence, giving the nomination an air of inevitability even as five...
  • Poll: Democrat Heitkamp down 10 points to GOP challenger in ND Senate race

    10/02/2018 4:59:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), who is considered one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats this election season, trails her GOP challenger by 10 points, according to a new Gray TV poll. Fifty-one percent of likely voters said they are backing Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), while 41 percent said they support Heitkamp. Eight percent reported they are undecided. The poll emerges as Heitkamp and other red-state Democrats struggle to navigate the controversy surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. Heitkamp is seeking to keep her seat in a state that went to President Trump by double digits in 2016. Sixty percent...
  • Poll: Heitkamp Under Water, GOP’s Cramer Leads by 10 Points in North Dakota Senate Race

    10/01/2018 6:00:48 PM PDT · by davikkm · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    A new poll released on Monday by Valley News Live, the NBC-TV affiliate in Fargo, North Dakota, and Strategic Research Associates, shows that Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) has jumped to a ten point lead over incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) in the North Dakota Senate race. The poll of 650 likely voters in North Dakota conducted between September 17 and September 27 shows that Cramer now leads Heitkamp 51 percent to 41 percent, with eight percent undecided. It has a margin of error of 3.5 percent. Cramer has increased his lead over Heitkamp by six points in the past...
  • SRA Poll shows ND Senate race numbers, reaction to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh case

    10/01/2018 5:48:36 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 8 replies
    n June, NBC North Dakota News teamed up with Mason-Dixon, now we've teamed up with Strategic Research Associates (SRA) to conduct a survey on certain issues and candidates involved in the upcoming midterm election. We start out with the latest numbers for the race for Senate. According to SRA, it surveyed 650 likely voters last month. And, Republican challenger Rep. Kevin Cramer leads incumbent Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp by 10 percentage points; 51 percent to 41 percent. Eight percent have yet to make up their mind. Not comparing our information from the last poll done in June with Mason-Dixon to...
  • SRA Poll shows ND Senate race numbers, reaction to Brett Kavanaugh case (Heitkamp trailing by 10)

    10/01/2018 5:23:31 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 53 replies
    KFYR ^ | October 1, 2018 | J.R. Havens
    In June, NBC North Dakota News teamed up with Mason-Dixon, now we've teamed up with Strategic Research Associates (SRA) to conduct a survey on certain issues and candidates involved in the upcoming midterm election. We start out with the latest numbers for the race for Senate. According to SRA, it surveyed 650 likely voters last month. And, Republican challenger Rep. Kevin Cramer leads incumbent Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp by 10 percentage points; 51 percent to 41 percent. Eight percent have yet to make up their mind. Obviously a hot topic lately is the pending confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee...