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Screen grab from NDGOP "Heidi's Hiding" video.

NDGOP Releases “Heidi’s Hiding” Video

NDGOP Releases “Heidi’s Hiding” Video

The NDGOP has been doing this series of media releases called “Heidi’s Hiding,” a reference to Senator Heidi Heitkamp and her propensity to be a bit more politically left with her actions in Washington D.C. than she presents herself back here in North Dakota. The latest is a video which hits Heitkamp on cooperation with

Illus. in: Nonpartisan Leader, April 1, 1918, cover. nstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo

North Dakota Democrats Face Fraction as Upstart Progressives Want a Split

You wouldn’t think it would be possible for North Dakota’s Democratic-Nonpartisan League to become less relevant to governance. The party holds not a single state elected office, while Republicans hold roughly 85 percent of the seats in the Legislature. Yet a faction of progressives want to split the Nonpartisan League from the party and make

ND Democrat Says He’ll Avoid Criticizing Trump in Campaign for Congress: “I’m Not Running Against the President”

Yesterday we got news that West Fargo Democrat Ben Hanson, fresh off taking fourth place in a campaign for re-election to the state House last year, is launching a campaign for the U.S. House (listen to incumbent Rep. Kevin Cramer’s response to that news here). Anyway, in the reporting on Hanson’s announcement, he makes a

U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions about his responses to the violence, injuries and deaths at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville as he talks to the media with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (L) at his side in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Audio: Congressman Cramer Says “Liberal Media” Would Have Praised Trump’s Words on Charlottesville if They’d Come From Obama

Congressman Kevin Cramer was on my radio show today for his weekly open phones segment, and I asked him about former state lawmaker Ben Hanson announcing a run for the U.S. House for Democrats. “He’s not my challenger yet because I haven’t announced that I’m running,” Cramer said, correcting the way I referred to Hanson.

Republican state Senator Tom Campbell, seen here in a campaign ad announcing his bid for the U.S. Senate in 2018. Via YouTube

North Dakota Republicans, Democrats Get Utterly Uninspiring Candidates for House and Senate Races Today

For those of us who enjoy horse race politics, today was an indication that the 2018 election cycle in North Dakota may be a dull one. For the Democrats, former state lawmaker Ben Hanson of West Fargo announced his intention to run for the U.S. House. The most pertinent part of his resume may be

Rep. Rick Becker, R-Bismarck

State Rep. Rick Becker Says Decision on Senate Run May Have to Wait Until September but Won’t Hinge on Cramer

We know that state Senator Tom Campbell of Grafton is considering a run for the NDGOP nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Senate incumbent Heidi Heitkamp (who is absolutely running for re-election despite her silly posturing). We also know that both Kathy Neset, an oil industry consultant and member of the North Dakota State Board of

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about the results of the Michigan, Mississippi and other primary elections during a news conference held at his Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, March 8, 2016. REUTERS / Joe Skipper

Trump’s Strong Approval Numbers in North Dakota Are a Disaster for Democrats

If North Dakota’s Democrats were hoping President Donald Trump’s often erratic leadership in the White House would give them an opening for some electoral gains this election cycle they should think again. According to a recently released Gallup Poll, Trump’s approval in North Dakota is at 59 percent. That’s the second highest level of approval

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Over 94 Percent of Heidi Heitkamp’s Second Quarter Fundraising Came From Outside North Dakota

Senator Heidi Heitkamp took in another windfall in campaign cash in the second quarter of 2017. Her campaign took in over $1.2 million in campaign contributions, and ended the quarter with over $3 million in cash on hand. That according to the latest report from the FEC. So far in the 2018 election cycle Heitkamp’s

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