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US: North Dakota (News/Activism)

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  • Biased screener undermining Trump judicial nominees, Republicans say

    11/27/2018 7:26:50 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/27/2018 | Alex Swoyer
    She’s not a senator, but Cynthia Nance plays an enormous role in shaping the debate over some of President Trump’s judicial picks. Ms. Nance, former dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, handles the American Bar Association’s judicial ratings for nominees to federal courts in North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas, which make up the federal 8th Circuit. The ABA’s role is one the more opaque parts of the process, but Republicans are pushing it into the light, accusing her of allowing personal bias, particularly a fealty to abortion rights, to color her ratings....
  • Pro-Life Kevin Cramer Defeats Heidi Heitkamp, Who High-Fived Senators After Voting for Abortion

    11/06/2018 7:31:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 6, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    In another Senate victory for pro-life advocates, North Dakota Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, who became nationally infamous after she celebrated a vote to defeat a ban on late-term abortions, has gone down in defeat. In January, Democrats in the United States Senate gave each other a high five, normally meant to celebrate camaraderie and a job well done, on something dark and disgusting. After the vote to defeat the bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, Democrats on the Senate floor gave each other a high-five. How members of the Senate can explain their actions is beyond most Americans —...
  • Fox News: ND Senate: Cramer - R Defeats Heitkamp - D

    11/06/2018 7:09:39 PM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer is projected to unseat Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, according to the Fox News Decision Desk.
  • Judge denies Native American motion to block new North Dakota voter ID law

    11/02/2018 9:00:56 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | November 2, 2018
    A judge denied a North Dakota tribe's emergency motion to block the state from implementing a key part of its strict new voter ID law just a few days ahead of the midterms, citing the confusion such a change could cause ahead of the "fast approaching" elections. "The federal courts are unanimous in their judgment that it is highly important to preserve the status quo when elections are fast approaching," U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland wrote in the order denying the emergency motion. Hovland also wrote that the details provided by the Spirit Lake Tribe in the complaint provided "great...
  • North Dakota Democrats to hunters: Voting could cost you your hunting license

    11/01/2018 4:27:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 1, 2018 | Philip Wegmann
    Democrats are warning hunters if they show up at the polls they may miss out on the next hunting season. The ads are well-designed and authoritative and the message, misleading: “Attention Hunters: Voting in North Dakota could cost you your out-of-state hunting licenses.” Put another way, it seems the party is telling voters that they can’t exercise one right without losing another.
  • New Polls Show Voters Rejecting Trump Targets

    10/25/2018 3:08:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 25, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Anyway, here we go. North Dakota, Cramer +16. This is Heidi Heitkamp. She’s in deep doo-doo. Deep doo. She blew it on the Kavanaugh vote, she then blew it in the Kavanaugh aftermath, and then she released the names of women who had reported they’d been sexually abused who wanted anonymity! I mean, she blew it big time. In Missouri, Josh Hawley +7 over Claire McCaskill. That’s above, +7 over Claire McCaskill. This is as of last night at 8:30. That’s outside the margin of error now. I know race that was tied two weeks ago.Even when it was tied...
  • Senator Hietkamp Director Describes Bait and Switch: “If and when she gets elected...

    10/24/2018 8:33:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.projectveritasaction.com ^ | October 23, 2018 | Staff
    FULL TITLE: Senator Hietkamp Director Describes Bait and Switch: “If and when she gets elected she’s going to be super liberal” _____________________________________________________________ Running Away from Obama: Campaign Staff hides Obama Merch from Press, “doesn’t poll well here” Heitkamp Digital Director: “she’d probably be bolder” Once Re-Elected Heitkamp Campaign Deliberately Vague on Support for Border Wall Senate Staff Assistant: “If the country moved further to the left, [Heitkamp] would move to the left.” Campaign Organizer: Pressure Trump with Impeachment if “we get the Senate back” _______________________________________________________________ (Washington DC) Project Veritas Action Fund has released undercover video from incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s...
  • Blowout: Heidi Heitkamp Now Trails By 16 Points In North Dakota

    10/23/2018 6:59:46 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 23 Oct 2018 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Sure, there’s probably some Kavanaugh effect at work here. Plus a little red-state effect. Plus a little “Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign committed one of the great unforced errors in recent political history” effect. Either way, it’s ballgame in North Dakota. In an exclusive poll by KVLY, KFYR and Strategic Research Associates of 650 likely voters in North Dakota conducted between October 12 – 19, 2018, Republican challenger Kevin Cramer leads incumbent Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp 56% to 40%, increasing his lead since Gray Television’s September poll, in which Cramer held a 10-point advantage. Heitkamp’s support appears relatively fixed. Only 5% of...
  • Heidi Heitkamp Now Trails By 16 Points

    10/22/2018 6:38:30 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 36 replies
    kfyrtv.com ^ | Oct 22, 2018
    In an exclusive poll by KVLY, KFYR and Strategic Research Associates of 650 likely voters in North Dakota conducted between October 12 -19, 2018, challenger Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., leads incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., 56 percent to 40 percent, increasing his lead since Gray Television’s September poll, in which Cramer held a 10-point advantage. Heitkamp is viewed favorably by 37 percent of North Dakota voters and unfavorably by 52 percent
  • Cramer Expands Lead over Democratic Senator Heitkamp in North Dakota Race

    10/22/2018 12:48:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | October 22, 2018 | Alexandra Descantis
    Republican congressman Kevin Cramer leads Democratic senator Heidi Heitkamp by 16 points in the latest poll of the North Dakota Senate race — the biggest lead that Cramer has held so far. According to the survey of 650 likely voters, Cramer leads Heitkamp 56-40 percent. The poll was conducted by Strategic Research Associates from October 12–19. The most recent poll prior to this one put him ahead by twelve points, and before that, an NBC survey gave him a ten-point lead.
  • RCP Predicts GOP takes 54 Senate Seats - Flip FL, ND, MO

    10/20/2018 7:20:06 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 90 replies
    See Map at the Link
  • Heidi Heitkamp fends off attacks from Kevin Cramer over voting record

    10/19/2018 5:26:05 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2018-10-19 11:00 | CHEYENNE HASLETT
    The first debate in a Senate race that could shape up to be one of the most critical in the country was largely an argument over which candidate would be less beholden to politics and stand up more for the people of North Dakota.
  • 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...