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Jon Godfread during his 2016 campaign Insurance Commissioner.

The Federal Government Should Do Less, and the States Should Do More, on Health Care and Insurance Policy

The Federal Government Should Do Less, and the States Should Do More, on Health Care and Insurance Policy

“Let states take over health reform from federal politicians” is the headline for my print column today (here’s the version in the Jamestown Sun). The genesis for the column was my interview with North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread on my radio show earlier this week (full audio below). “Turn this back over to the states,”

The Head of the North Dakota College Democrats Needs Some Remedial Work on Vocabulary

Last week I wrote that Senator Heidi Heitkamp is the most disingenuous politician in North Dakota. That’s because she’s pretending as though she’s undecided about a 2018 run for the U.S. Senate even as she raised a massive (by North Dakota standards) $1.6 million for her re-election campaign already and then leaked favorable facts about

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Heidi Heitkamp Blasted in the New York Times for Being “Uninterested in Sexism and Misogyny”

Here in North Dakota junior Senator Heidi Heitkamp has made a really big deal about the issue of human trafficking. See this interview as evidence of her passion for the issue. Heitkamp’s concern is justified. Human trafficking is an awful thing worthy of scrutiny and action by policymakers. So it’s interesting, then, that during a

Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Heidi Heitkamp Is the Most Disingenuous Politician in North Dakota

I had to laugh when I read this Politico piece this morning headlined, “North Dakota’s last Democrat?” It’s a profile of U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp – the only Democrat to win an election on North Dakota’s statewide since 2008, thus the headline – and it focuses on whether she wants to run for re-election in 2018.

File photo of Republican State Senator Tom Campbell in Bismarck, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)

State Senator Tom Campbell Apparently Polling Ahead of Potential 2018 Run

State Senator Tom Campbell, a Republican from Grafton, has long made it clear that he’d like to move up the political ladder. He flirted with a gubernatorial run in 2016, though ultimately stayed out of the race. In December, when Congressman Kevin Cramer’s name was in the mix for an appointment in the Trump administration,

Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Senator Heitkamp Condemns “Dark Money” in Politics Even as It Pays for Ads Touting Her for Re-Election

Earlier this year Senator Heidi Heitkamp announced that she would be joining with Montana Democrat Jon Tester in introducing legislation to “push back against dark money in politics.” “If out-of-state billionaires want to jam North Dakota airwaves with year-round political ads, we should at least know who’s behind them,” she said in a press release

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Former North Dakota Democratic Party Chairman Says Senator Heitkamp’s Rejection of #TheResistance Is “Final Straw”

I’ve been writing for some time now about a hard-left faction of the North Dakota Democratic Party being unhappy with Senator Heidi Heitkamp. The only Democrat, I should point out, who has won an election on North Dakota’s statewide ballot since 2008. SAB readers will remember that during the Democratic National Committee convention in 2016

Democrats Already Running Campaign Commercials on Behalf of Heidi Heitkamp

“You may not have noticed it…but the North Dakota Senate campaign for the 2018 cycle has already begun,” I wrote back on April 1. The Democrats keep proving me right, acknowledging that Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s re-election bid (which she hasn’t officially announced yet) is in trouble. That’s why the Democrats have set up an operation

Video: Senator Heidi Heitkamp Rips #TheResistance, Calls It a “Waste of My Time”

Here at the dawn of what could be a very, very tough re-election campaign Senator Heidi Heitkamp has been cozying up to the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce. The impetus for said coziness is her support (seemingly at odds with her recent voting record) for regulatory reforms the business community wants. Because to win in

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