The North Dakota Republican Party released a new digital ad today calling out Heidi Heitkamp for playing politics with North Dakota’s farmers and ranchers.
As Congress continues its work to author a new Farm Bill, Heidi Heitkamp has consistently put her own reelection campaign above the needs and concerns of the agricultural community. Throughout this process, Heitkamp has attacked Trump administration officials for visiting North Dakota to discuss agriculture, failed to deliver on a WOTUS rule repeal in the Senate’s Farm Bill, and attacked the President Trump-endorsed version of the Farm Bill for having what she called “poison pills.”
Ever since the Farm Bill Conference Committee began to form, Heitkamp has actively undermined the President’s efforts on trade negotiations, flip-flopped on the trade assistance package, and called a win for North Dakota agriculture “politics at its worst” only because she thought the news could hurt her reelection campaign.
Heidi Heitkamp’s rhetoric doesn’t match her record, and the North Dakota Republican Party is committed to holding her accountable this election season.
“Heidi Heitkamp is trying to win reelection by using farmers as political props to attack President Trump and Kevin Cramer,” said North Dakota Republican Party Communications Director Jake Wilkins. “While she claims to care about agriculture, Heitkamp has made it clear she only cares about herself. Kevin Cramer has worked tirelessly to be a strong voice for the agricultural community, and he’s the right choice for North Dakota’s farmers this November.”
VO: North Dakota’s entire Congressional delegation was appointed to work on the Farm Bill, and Kevin Cramer called it like it is: a big victory for North Dakota!
VO: He even brought leaders from Washington back to North Dakota to hear directly from our producers.
VO: But Heidi Heitkamp? She had different ideas.
VO: Heitkamp called this win for our farmers politics at its worst because she thought it’d hurt her reelection campaign.
VO: Heidi wants us to think she cares about agriculture, but now it’s clear she only cares about herself.
VO: It’s time we tell Heidi Heitkamp to stop playing politics with our farmers.