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  • ‘Holy hell’! Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign ad disaster has reportedly taken a dangerous turn

    10/17/2018 4:20:45 PM PDT · by kevcol · 30 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 17, 2018 | Sarah D.
    As Twitchy told you last night, a group of women outed as sexual assault survivors (in some cases incorrectly) in a campaign ad for Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp are currently exploring legal action. With good reason. What Heitkamp’s campaign did isn’t just reckless and outrageous; it’s also potentially very dangerous. At least one woman outed in the ad is now reportedly fearing for her life:
  • 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
  • College admin warns students of 'disturbing' pro-life display

    10/15/2018 7:44:16 AM PDT · by Salman · 13 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Oct 09, 2018 | Carmen Diaz
    ... “It is possible that this display may contain images that could be disturbing to some members of our community,” the university's message to students read. “This email serves to inform you that these activities will be taking place, should you desire to avoid the area.” “As an institution, we have the right to reasonably regulate the time, place, and manner in which individuals or groups are allowed to exercise the right to freedom of speech,” the school continued, noting that “NDSU Collegians for Life ha[s] followed all institutional expectations and have been approved to conduct these activities. The institution...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • ND Senate: Cramer (R) Leads Heitkamp (D) in new VNL poll (by 10% !!!)

    10/01/2018 4:56:33 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 40 replies
    https://www.valleynewslive ^ | Oct 1, 2018 | Mike Morken
    FARGO, ND (Valley News Live) Republican candidate Kevin Cramer is ahead in the latest polling by Valley News Live on the U.S. Senate race in North Dakota. The poll, conducted by Strategic Research Associates of Austin, Texas, has Cramer in front of the incumbent Democrat Heidi Heitkamp by 10 percentage points, 51-41. The difference is in male voters, where Cramer garners 56.% to Heitkamp's nearly 35%. Females are virtually tied (46.6%-46.5%). A total of 650 likely voters were surveyed between September 17-27th on both landline and cell phones. In another question that VNL asked, 60% of the likely voters in...
  • Politico: McConnell 'Screws' Dems By Keeping Them at Work

    09/12/2018 9:56:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is "screwing" over his Democratic colleagues by keeping them in session this October and therefore keeping them off the campaign trail, according to Politico's Burgess Everett. "Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to keep the chamber in session for a significant portion of October if not four entire weeks, costing Democrats key campaign trail days and allowing the Senate to continue its work into the fall, according to five Republican officials," Everett writes . Yet, Republicans say two weeks is plenty of time for their Democratic colleagues to make their case to voters. Burgess Everett...
  • Looking at Mitch McConnell’s Map for the 2018 ‘Knife Fight’

    09/11/2018 6:15:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    rollcall ^ | September 11, 2018
    The Kentucky Republican identifies a large number of toss-up contests The 2018 midterms are setting up to be like a “knife fight in an alley,” according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Republican from Kentucky said he expects to see more of President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama on the campaign trail. But McConnell, asked about whether Trump should be talking about the prospects of Democrats trying to impeach him, said, “I don’t have any advice to give him about what he says at the rallies.” Speaking at a news conference Tuesday in Louisville, McConnell rattled off...
  • GOP heading for midterm wipeout as Blue Wave scenario gives Democrats 12-point generic ballot lead

    09/23/2018 8:47:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 169 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-22-2018 | John Harwood
    The new NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey, taken six weeks before Americans head to the polls, shows Democrats leading Republicans by 52 percent to 40 percent for control of Congress. If it holds, that 12 percentage point margin would suggest a "blue wave" large enough to switch control of not just the House but also the Senate.
  • Grassley moves to set up committee vote on Kavanaugh nomination

    09/10/2018 3:59:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 10, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is moving to set up a Judiciary Committee vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, likely next week. Grassley's office on Monday sent out an agenda for a business meeting the committee will have on Thursday. Kavanaugh's nomination is included as one of roughly two dozen judicial nominations that could get a vote. The move means Kavanaugh's nomination could get a vote as soon as this week. But Democrats are expected to delay the vote until next week, meaning Kavanaugh's nomination will likely be taken up by the committee on Sept. 20. Under committee rules, any...