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Podcast: First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, Congressman Kevin Cramer

Podcast: First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, Congressman Kevin Cramer

The audio from today’s radio show is below. Remember you can subscribe to the podcast and have it delivered directly to your devices by clicking here. First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum joined to talk about the new Office of Recovery Reinvented which Governor Doug Burgum created yesterday through an executive order. It will be funded

State Rep. Marvin Nelson of Rolla was the Democratic candidate for governor in the 2016 cycle. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Last Election Cycle Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Marvin Nelson Paid Family Member to Be Campaign Manager

Because Senator Heidi Heitkamp is terrified that Congressman Kevin Cramer might run for her seat this year she’s deployed her surrogates to manufacture a scandal over Cramer paying family members to work for his campaign. As I’ve already written, Cramer isn’t paying them very much. In fact, he spends to be paying his family a

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

Congressman Kevin Cramer poses with his wife Kris in front of "Executive One" at the White House in Washington D.C. Photo via Twitter

There Is Nothing Wrong With Kevin Cramer Paying His Family to Work on His Campaign

Senator Heidi Heitkamp, despite her carefully cultivated public demeanor, is a petty and vindictive politician. But don’t take my word on it. The attack Heitkamp’s partisan surrogates launched on Congressman Kevin Cramer (a man on the verge of announcing a campaign for Heitkamp’s Senate seat) this week is evidence enough. It was a two-pronged assault,

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks at a policy summit hosted by the Americans for Prosperity-North Dakota on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at the Avalon Events Center in Fargo. David Samson / The Forum

Rep. Kevin Cramer Expected to Meet With President Donald Trump Tuesday Ahead of Likely Senate Run

It’s safe to move North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer from the “undecided” to “likely to run” column for the 2018 U.S. Senate race. According to multiple sources Cramer will be meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday this week to discuss the matter, and the indications I’m getting almost universally from Republican political circles is

Rep. Kevin Cramer answers questions from the Grand Forks Herald editorial board Wednesday afternoon. (Joshua Komer/Grand Forks Herald)

Cramer Says House Committee Promotion Makes Decision on Senate Run More Difficult

North Dakota Republicans are getting low on options when it comes to getting control of the one seat elected on the statewide ballot they don’t control. Right now the only official Republican challenger to incumbent Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp is state Senator Tom Campbell, but he’s widely (and rightly) seen as a long shot. Other

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

Doug Jones speaks at a campaign rally in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday night, Dec. 11, 2017. Alabama voters went to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 12, to decide between Jones, a Democrat, and Roy Moore, a Republican, in a special Senate election that is destined to be remembered as one of the strangest and ugliest campaigns ever held in a state not lacking in unsightly politics. (Bob Miller/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)

Some Thoughts After Roy Moore’s Defeat in Alabama

Roy Moore lost in Alabama last night. I’m glad he did. Moore is a despicable human being based on his feelings about homosexuals alone, not to mention the credible accusations of sexual misconduct with teen girls. I’m not glad Alabama had to elect a Democrat to keep Moore out of the Senate, though. That’s going

Peter Tefft, as seen Monday, August 14, 2017, is a pro white civil rights activist. Dave Wallis / The Forum

NDGOP Chairman Rips White Supremacist Who Endorsed Senate Candidate, Criticizes Forum for Publishing Letter

Fargo-based white supremacist Pete Tefft (who prefers to refer to himself as a “pro-white civil rights activist,” whatever that is) made a stir recently when he began posting social media messages supporting Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Campbell and criticizing Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp. This prompted Campbell’s campaign to ban Tefft from their social media

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Senator Heitkamp’s Partisan Vote Against Tax Reform Hurts Her Reelection Chances in 2018

Late yesterday – or early this morning, depending on how you look at it –  the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 1. That’s the tax cut bill you’ve been hearing so much about. It passed on a 51-49 vote, with every single Democrat in the Senate saying no. Including North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Now she

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