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On Rick Berg's Sorry Homestretch; Heidi Heitkamp's Win is #1 State Story PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chet   
Friday, 28 December 2012 15:22

HeidiHeitkampDid you know?

  • Roll Call reporter Shira Toeplitz tweeted, in November, that North Dakota Congressman Rick Berg's pollster's internal polling numbers showed Berg leading by six percentage points the weekend before the election?
  • Rick Berg spent something like $180,000 (see p. 207) on his slightly-less-than-worth-it pollster in the last reporting period?
  • According to his last FEC filing, Rick Berg left over $315,000.00 in the bank at the end of the election cycle?  (You'll have to do your own search.)

Is it almost enough to make you wonder where Rick Berg was getting his political advice?  

No wonder Heidi Heitkamp's victory over Rick Berg has been chosen as the #1 news story in North Dakota in 2012:

The grueling political showdown between Democrat Heidi Heitkamp and Republican Rick Berg in the hotly contested race for U.S. Senate ranked as North Dakota's top news story of 2012, according to a vote by Associated Press newspaper and broadcast members.

The race drew national attention as the GOP and Democratic parties wrestled for control of Congress. Berg had been an early favorite, but Heitkamp's perceived political independence and personal charm helped her eke out the win by a 3,000-vote margin.


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big jake said:

The real question will be answered soon. Can she pull back from her Republican campaign rhetoric or will she follow the Clinton strategy of anything is up for grabs and politics is merely the art of the deal. I hope she can rise to the challenge. Perhaps we should give her significant support in these areas and help her be at her best. She clearly is well qualified.
December 28, 2012
Votes: +3

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