Heidi Heitkamp

Update: Heitkamp abruptly exits lobbying firm

Heidi Heitkamp, Mick MulvaneyWASHINGTON (KVRR) – Former U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she’s decided not to accept a position as co-chair of a multi-national consulting and lobbying firm. Actum LLC announced Thursday that Heitkamp, along with former White House Chief-of-Staff and Office of Management of Budget Director Mick Mulvaney will be joining the firm and be based in Washington, D.C….

Heitkamp: Remove Trump now

MANDAN, N.D. (KVRR) – Former North Dakota U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says President Trump needs to be removed from office. “Absolutely” Heitkamp said in an interview with KVRR News. “This is not a normal time. Anyone who thinks this is a normal time, recalculate your thinking and think about whether that person should be allowed to sit behind the resolute…

Heitkamp Passed Over For Ag Secretary

Heidi Heitkamp/Tom VilsackWASHINGTON (KVRR) – Former North Dakota U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp is no long being considered for Agriculture Secretary. President-elect Joe Biden selected former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to return to the spot he held during the Obama administration. Vilsack spent eight years as head of USDA and served two terms as Iowa governor. Biden nominated Ohio Rep. Marcia…

Heitkamp remains on list for agriculture secretary

WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden’s choices for secretary of agriculture are as diverse as the department of 100,000 employees that he or she would represent. The choice is especially critical this year as USDA provides extra aid for the hungry and oversees food production amid the pandemic. For Biden, the emerging choice between Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio, former Sen….

Klobuchar, Smith, Heitkamp make campaign stops in Glyndon, Moorhead

GLYNDON & MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith and former North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp are working to get out the vote. For them, taking a stroll through the Koester family farm in Glyndon, Minnesota is a reminder of what’s on the line this election. “It remains that we need to help rural America, and we…

Former Sen. Heitkamp believes Biden will bring our country a ‘rural renaissance’

NORTH DAKOTA – Since leaving the Senate in January 2019, Heidi Heitkamp has been fighting to get Democrats in rural areas elected through her organization One Country Project. The Democrat  feels Joe Biden will do more for our part of the country than President Donald Trump. The biggest issue concerning voters this year is the coronavirus pandemic. More than 219,000…

Savanna’s Act Moves To The Full U.S. Senate For A Vote

It is named for Savanna Greywind

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Savanna’s Act is finally heading to the Senate floor for a vote. Sen. Kevin Cramer says it was approved by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. He is urging the full Senate to act on it quickly. It is named for Savanna Greywind. The 22-year-old pregnant member of the Spirit Lake Tribe was murdered by a neighbor…

Rick Berg Unanimously Elected To Full Term As North Dakota GOP Chairman

He was first elected party chairman in 2018 to fill out the term of Kelly Armstrong

BISMARCK, ND — Former U.S. Congressman Rick Berg of Fargo has been elected to his first full term as chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party. Members of the party’s state committee unanimously backed Berg at their meeting in Bismarck on Saturday. He was first elected party chairman in 2018 to fill out the term of Kelly Armstrong, who stepped down…

Heitkamp Says DNC Should Reevaluate New Debate Criteria

Heitkamp says the DNC is unfairly targeting candidates from rural states.

FARGO (KFGO) – Former U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) is criticizing the Democratic National Committee for establishing new rules that affect which candidates are allowed to participate in presidential debates. The DNC says to qualify, candidates must now have at least 1% in three approved polls or receive donations from 65,000 people, including at least 200 people in 20 states….

Sen. Klobuchar’s Presidential Campaign Stops in Fargo Committing to Unity

"To be home in Minnesota and North Dakota, as I've always said a river does not divide our two states, it brings us together," said Minnesota Senator, Amy Klobuchar

FARGO, N.D.– Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is on her presidential campaign, making stops in Fargo and Moorhead. “To be home in Minnesota and North Dakota, as I’ve always said a river does not divide our two states, it brings us together,” said Minnesota Senator, Amy Klobuchar. Klobuchar focused her campaign in Fargo on bridging the divide between political parties to get…