Heidi Heitkamp gave her state party $3 million, and they are using it to depress voter turnout in North Dakota.
A reader alerted me to this curious message on Facebook which tells voters they may lose their hunting licenses in other states if they vote:
Facebook keeps a searchable database of the political ads which run on their platform. I searched for this particular ad to verify it, and it’s real. Paid for by the North Dakota Democratic-NPL:
The ad is promoting a Facebook Page titled “Hunter Alert,” though at this point there is no content there other than some logos.
I reached out to Democrats about the ad, asking what facts they’re basing this claim that hunters may lose their licenses for voting on. The Democrats typically don’t respond to my inquiries, however.
I’ve been writing about politics for more than 15 years now, and this is the first time I’ve ever heard of something like this.
I contacted Secretary of State Al Jaeger and asked if he’d ever heard of this claim before. “No,” he told me. “We’re not involved at all in the requirements for getting a hunting license. A question like what you have needs to be directed to the Game & Fish Department. I doubt that there’s any connection.”
“We’ve never heard of that, Randy Meissner, the licensing manager for North Dakota Game & Fish, told me when I contacted him and read him the text of the ad. I sent him the links and screenshots for the ad and he said he was going to run the claim by his administration.
This ad comes at a time when North Dakota Democrats are accusing the Republican legislative majority in the state of trying to suppress Native American votes with voter ID requirements.
Following her lackluster debate performance Friday, Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign has tried to convince voters they have momentum simply by telling voters they have momentum.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2018
My “Pretend North Dakota is Still My Home” Tour
Thursday, Nov 1
*Former* VP Rally
10:30 AM – Ask Joe Biden to not say something bad during the rally.
11:30 AM – Apologize for whatever Joe Biden says during the rally.
3:15 PM – Rewatch the rally with the sound off.
5:45 PM – Call sexual assault victims to apologize.
6:00 PM – Continue attacking Kevin Cramer.
Friday, Nov 2
8:00 AM – Check in on my house (not the $1 million DC home, the other one).
11:00 AM – Tell tribes how easy it is to vote in North Dakota, despite what my campaign says.
6:15 PM – Argue with Baker Boy Donuts employees about the tax cuts.
Saturday, Nov 3
8:15 AM – approve campaign’s political attacks.
8:45 AM – Let my chief of staff yell at reporters who don’t write friendly stories.
11:00 AM – Find more unpopular former politicians to be campaign surrogates.
4:30 PM – Brag about supporting Obamacare, which drove up health care premiums 44%.
5:45 PM – Hope voters forget I did nothing during the DAPL protests.
Sunday, Nov 4
6:15 PM – Ask Chuck Schumer what positions I’m allowed to take this week.
10:15 AM – Let my official office keep attacking a veteran.
2:45 PM – Knock the doors of reliable Republicans because our data isn’t very good.
5:45 PM – Pledge to repeal the tax cuts since they’re working so poorly in North Dakota (I think?).
Monday, Nov 5
8:45 AM – Resist the urge to discuss repeated abortion flip-flops.
11:30 AM – Pretend to be a moderate to fool the western, conservative part of the state.
4:15 PM – Pretend to be a liberal to fool the eastern, moderate part of the state.
6:45 PM – Dismiss “sanctuary cities” as a scare tactic one final time.
Tuesday, Nov 6
8:01 PM – Concede to Kevin Cramer.
Heidi Heitkamp’s brother and de-facto campaign spokesman Joel continued his auditions for a spot on MSNBC this morning, and it’s safe to say it didn’t go well.
Coverage of Kevin Cramer’s superior performance in the final Senate debate continued last night, with KX4’s Chris Berg reminding voters that Cramer delivered the best lines on health care, trade, the economy, and Heidi Heitkamp’s last minute desperation.
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Forum Endorses GOP Statewide Candidates
The Fargo Forum endorsed our candidates for Secretary of State, Attorney General, Agriculture Commissioner, and PSC. They know our leaders like Al Jaeger are experienced, capable leaders who represent our interests and deserve to stay on the job.
Dem-NPL Plays Dirty Trick in Secretary of State Race
Al Carlson Defends Voter ID Laws
As national media has covered North Dakota’s Voter ID laws nonstop, yet still do not seem to fully understand the issue at hand, State House Majority Leader Al Carlson defended our Voter ID laws with Valley News Live anchor Chris Berg.
Heidi Heitkamp has spent her campaign cozying up to President Trump, hoping voters forget her liberal record.
But now in a moment of desperation, Heitkamp is bringing Joe Biden, the second highest ranking official of an administration that:
- Offered amnesty
- Protected late-term abortion
- Caused premiums to skyrocket
- Burdened the agriculture industry with the WOTUS regulation
- Put energy jobs at risk with the Clean Power Plan and BLM Flaring Rule
- And told North Dakota’s small businesses, “You didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
This is the agenda Heitkamp supported nearly 90% of the time.
“Heidi Heitkamp supported the Obama-Biden agenda even when it was wrong for North Dakota,” said North Dakota Republican Party Communications Director Jake Wilkins. “Joe Biden won’t be able to make North Dakota voters forget Heitkamp’s anti-North Dakota record.”
North Dakota Republican Party Communications Director Jake Wilkins issued the following statement on another debate victory from Kevin Cramer:
“Just less than two weeks from being ousted, Heidi Heitkamp seems to have perfected the art of Washington doublespeak that North Dakotans have come to resent. Heidi’s out-of-touch, liberal record was again on full display tonight; and North Dakotans are ready to reject her campaign of lies, manufactured controversy, and grave errors in judgement.”
Heidi Heitkamp has spent the entire election cycle trying to use North Dakota’s farmers, ranchers, and producers as political pawns.
REMINDER: Heitkamp makes these attacks because a pillar of Heitkamp’s campaign strategy is fanning the flames of farmer’s fears.
Throughout the entire Farm Bill process, Heitkamp has put politics above North Dakota’s farmers.
Her attacks increased when Kevin Cramer was appointed to the Farm Bill Conference Committee, a major win for North Dakota, but Heitkamp didn’t see it that way, labeling his appointment “politics at its worst.”
In stark contrast, Rep. Cramer congratulated Sens. Heitkamp and Hoeven when they were also appointed.
Heitkamp has changed her stance on agriculture-related issues just to score political points:
Heitkamp voted in 2014 to eliminate agriculture subsidies.
Heitkamp this year attacked Cramer for being part of a group where some members supported eliminating some subsidies.
When the House adjourned this year without finishing the Farm Bill, Heidi Heitkamp attacked Kevin Cramer for not demanding the House go back into session.
When the Senate adjourned without finishing the Farm Bill, Heitkamp said nothing.