Heitkamp Ad Hits Cramer on Pre-Existing Conditions

Cramer accused Heitkamp of siding with Mexico and Europe over the United States.

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Zach C. Cohen
Aug. 16, 2018, 11:22 a.m.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) released a statewide TV ad Thursday in which she and Killdeer’s Denise Sandvick talk about their pre-existing conditions that Rep. Kevin Cramer (R) “voted to let insurance companies go back to denying coverage for.” The second woman closes by adding: “But I know Heidi would never do that.” (release)

The state Democratic Party is also running Google search ads for at least two weeks directing voters to a landing page about Cramer’s support for a “dangerous, partisan lawsuit that could deny health care to the more than 300,000 North Dakotans.” (release)

CATTY CRAMER. “Cramer attacked … Heitkamp on a local radio show earlier this week over tariffs, accusing her of being ‘an enemy of our own country’ for taking a group of North Dakota farmers to visit the Mexican Embassy in June to discuss trade.”

Cramer: “Tariffs aren’t my highest priority in life. … I prefer a more measured approach, but this is the approach the president chose and as long as that’s the strategy of our country, I think we should do the best to be supportive of it. Not undermine it and not become an enemy of our own country, for crying out loud, by running to the Mexican Embassy or talking to your favorite European politician or member of Parliament about how we can undo the president’s strategy, but rather supporting it or showing a unified front, which gives him the strength he needs to get the best deal he can possibly get.” (Politico)

Correction: This post originally misspelled the name of Killdeer, N.D.


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