I spoke too soon. Heidi Heitkamp’s Friday keeps getting worse and worse.
In her recent, misleading ad, Heitkamp states: “Like 300,000 North Dakotans, Denise has a pre-existing condition. That used to mean no health insurance.”
Welp, turns out that is wrong, and the Associated Pressjust called Heitkamp out for it, saying she “overstates the number who wouldn’t have been able to get health insurance.” Heitkamp and her campaign is now trying to walk back the ad, but with such a gross misuse of information, one has to wonder if North Dakotans can trust anything she says.
“Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign is nothing more than misleading statistics and over-the-top rhetoric,” said North Dakota Communications Director Jake Wilkins. “As many have noted, Heitkamp’s campaign is centered around making voters feel fearful, and it’s clear she’ll say anything, no matter how false, to try and make that happen.”