Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Agriculture Deputy Secretary Steve Censky’s visitto Fargo today serves as a strong reminder that Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is wrong for North Dakota’s agricultural community.
Their visit comes at the request of Rep. Kevin Cramer, who believes in putting politics aside to help rural North Dakotans. Part of that effort is to put high-ranking administration officials in front of North Dakota’s farmers, ranchers, and producers — which he’s fulfilling again today.
This is in stark contrast to Heidi Heitkamp, who’s fought tooth and nail against this administration’s agricultural policies. A pillarof Heitkamp’s campaign strategy is fanning the flames of farmer’s fears. Meanwhile, she attackedthe last Commerce official to visit North Dakota, failedto deliver on a WOTUS rule repeal, claimsPresident Trump’s endorsed Farm Bill has “poison pills,” and had her campaign calla win for North Dakota’s farmers “politics at its worst” because it could hurt her re-election chances.
Those are not the actions of someone North Dakotans want to see re-elected. As Cramer saidin a recent op-ed, “The best way now to serve North Dakota is to offer solutions, not sound bites.” Clearly Heidi Heitkamp is focused on the opposite.
“Heidi Heitkamp is wrong for North Dakota’s farmers, ranchers, and producers,” said North Dakota Republican Party Communications Director Jake Wilkins. “Kevin Cramer has successfully brought leading administration officials to the table to give North Dakotans a voice, something Heitkamp has failed to do. Her obstructionist tactics and harmful rhetoric- at the detriment of the agricultural community- won’t be forgotten this November.”