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Heidi Heitkamp Wins Award for "Best Candidate of 2012" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chet   

HHnHeidi Heitkamp was, according to the Washington Post's "The Fix" blog, "The Best Candidate of 2012":

Campaigns are made up of consultants, pollsters and various other strategists, but it’s the candidate that ultimately matters most. And the great ones make their supporting cast look very smart.

Today we are handing out The Fixy — the coveted political awards that we, well, made up — for the best candidate of the 2012 election. On Monday, we gave out The Fixy for the worst candidate of 2012, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R). (Don’t miss our picks for the best andworst ads of the election!)

There were a lot of choices for best candidate, but one stood above all the rest. We are giving The Fixy for best candidate of 2012 to North Dakota Sen.-elect Heidi Heitkamp (D) for an unlikely win that defied the Republican tilt of her state.

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North Dakota was consistently near the top of Republicans’ wish list for most of the cycle. and Heitkamp’s win there was among the most stinging defeats for the GOP.

The Washington Post

While I'd take issue with some of the Fix's analysis, it really is hard to argue with results.  

Congratulations to Heidi Heitkamp and her team. 

Well done.


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big jake said:

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Chet, lets look at the results.

First, Heidi capitalized on being a woman. That worked.
Next she pandered to the nutty right and that worked.
She was careful not to articulate what she really has as core beliefs and that worked.
It was a campaign designed to work and it did. It may have been the only way to win. I supported her before and support her now.

It remains a fundamental question as to how she will perform in the U.S. Senate. It would appear that she may be a Clinton Democrat which is what Conrad started as and then became a Republican or maybe always was.
This whole campaign proves conclusively that we must change how we finance elections. If contributions were limited to only those who can vote in a particular election, most of this insanity would end. I would even suggest that Heidi would have done fine in this area and the oil boys would have had less influence. Our state and nation have been bought on the auction block of campaign contributions influenced by a rabid talk radio and tv and now assisted by the Catholic Bishops.

The elites who are funding this takeover have clearly demonstrated in the post election period that they will continue on the path they have set and they will continue to gain ground until we say enough. We have yet to do so.
 
November 21, 2012
Votes: +3

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