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Strange Things Happening in the Plains States

Mike Lux | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The fact that there are seven highly contested races in solid red states that few people thought would be competitive is a sign that something unusual is going on the small towns and wide open spaces of the Great Plains. It's not exactly the populist revolt of the 1890s, but it is making things interesting.

Eliot Nelson

Heidi Heitkamp Sworn In To Senate, Awkwardness Ensues | Eliot Nelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Do I need an ID or something?" It's Thursday morning and North Dakota's senator-elect Heidi Heitkamp is about to depart her transiti...

Beating Big Money

Mike Lux | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Our delight at seeing Karl Rove's humiliation should not keep us from continuing to focus on the toughest question progressives always have to face: how to beat big money in politics.

Republican Conceded To Heitkamp In Key Senate Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.) conceded to Democratic candidate Heidi Heitkamp in the North Dakoka Senate race, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. ...

Heidi Heitkamp Wins North Dakota Senate Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Democrat Heidi Heitkamp has won North Dakota's open Senate seat after Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.) conceded the race, reports the Associated Press. Heit...

Senate Race Overshadows Presidential Contest In North Dakota Election

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

In the North Dakota election on Tuesday, the state's Senate race is likely to make bigger national headlines in the world of politics over the race fo...

Judge Blocks Controversial Election Day Ban

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

A federal judge blocked North Dakota on Wednesday from enforcing its century-old ban on all Election Day campaigning, a law that critics have called u...

Amanda Terkel

At Least A Dozen GOP Senate Candidates Oppose Abortion Access For Rape Victims | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP Senate candidates Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin have faced outrage and derision from both Democrats and Republicans for their contr...

GOP Candidate Accused Of Misusing Private Plane

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

State Democrats are accusing the campaign of Rep. Rick Berg, the Republican candidate for North Dakota's U.S. Senate seat, of not properly paying for ...

John Celock

Catholic Bishop Urges Not Voting For 'Likable Candidate' | John Celock | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The Roman Catholic bishop of Bismarck, N.D., David Kagan, is being accused by a Democratic state senator of urging parishioners how to vo...

Michael McAuliff

GOP: ACORN'D In North Dakota | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Republicans had an acronym for their aggressive voter outreach in North Dakota's oil fields, it could be ACORN'D: Association of Cons...

John Celock

Group Targets 'Unconstitutional' Law | John Celock | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

A conservative group that helped lead the legal battle that would eventually allow for the creation of super PACs is now working to overturn North Dak...

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PAC Counters Rove With Big Ad Buy | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Majority PAC, the Democratic super PAC backing U.S. Senate candidates, is dropping $8.4 million into nine races across the country. The ...

Amanda Terkel

DSCC Revises Ad After GOP Complains About Accuracy | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has slightly revised one of its ads criticizing Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.), a candidate for Se...

Chris Christie Criticizes Brother Of Democratic Senate Candidate

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is under attack from North Dakota Democrats after criticizing talk show host Joel Heitkamp, the brother of Democrat...

Revelations Emerge On GOP Candidates' Shady Deals

Salon | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

On a Wednesday night two weeks ago, North Dakota Rep. Rick Berg boarded a plane in Washington bound for Fargo in order to defend his Senate bid, which...

GOP Senate Candidate Criticizes Romney Comments

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

A GOP Senate candidate in a solidly red state is distancing himself from Mitt Romney's controversial comments that "47 percent" of the American public...

Dem Candidate's Energy View Clashes With Major Donors

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

Former North Dakota Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp (D) is running for the U.S. Senate by touting her independence, as seen in her latest ad, which hi...

Dem Says She 'Stood Up To' Obama

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

The Democratic nominee for North Dakota's U.S. Senate seat, Heidi Heitkamp, is saying in a new ad that she "stood up to" President Barack Obama. H...

Dems Challenge GOP Mapping Skills

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

North Dakota Democrats are criticizing the state's Republican Congressman Rick Berg over claims he supported expanding Highway 2 from two lanes to fou...

GOP Senate Candidate Voted To Make Abortion A Felony Crime

BuzzFeed | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

Rick Berg, North Dakota's at-large congressman and a candidate for Senate, voted to criminalize abortion in the state as a Class AA felony, including ...

Senate Candidate Takes To Want Ads

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

The Democratic nominee in North Dakota's competitive U.S. Senate race is taking to the want ads. Democrat Heidi Heitkamp is criticizing Republican ...

Democratic PACs Go After Key Races With New Ad Buy

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

Majority PAC 2012 and Patriot Majority USA launched $1.6 million worth of ads Tuesday in four states -- Indiana, Ohio, Montana and North Dakota -- ta...

YWCA Asks GOP Senate Candidate To Pull Misleading Ad

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The board of directors of YWCA Cass Clay, a nonprofit group backing women, has asked North Dakota Republican U.S. Senate nominee Rick Be...

Crossroads GPS Pulls TV Ad Attacking Heidi Heitkamp Containing False Claim

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

Crossroads GPS, the conservative advocacy group backed by Karl Rove, announced Thursday that it would no longer air a television ad that makes a false...