GRAND FORKS, N.D. -

The Democrat running for U.S. Senate in North Dakota just landed a major endorsement.

Senator Heidi Heitkamp, in a statement, said she is proud to support her friend Eliot Glassheim for Senate.

She says Glassheim has dedicated his life to public service and is a champion for hardworking North Dakotans.

Glassheim is running against Republican Senator John Hoeven who is seeking a second term.

Hoeven won his first term in 2010 in a landslide victory against Tracy Potter.

(Sen. Heitkamp's Full Statement) “I'm proud to support my friend, Eliot Glassheim, as the North Dakota Dem-NPL candidate for the U.S. Senate. Eliot has dedicated his life to public service through a commitment to making sure all North Dakotans get a fair, responsive government at every level. So often Eliot has stood up to say what needs to be said and not followed the herd. He is a champion for hardworking North Dakotans, a moral compass for our state, and a great leader.”