Fearful Democrat Heidi Heitkamp to Travel with Trump to North Dakota for Tax Speech
Democrat Heidi Heitkamp will travel to North Dakota on Wednesday with President Trump for his tax cut speech.
Heitkamp is up for reelection in 2018 in North Dakota.
She is a dependable Democrat vote in the US Senate.
Trump won North Dakota by 35 percentage points.
Heitkamp is playing moderate for the voters back in North Dakota.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 6, 2017
But appealing to Republicans is not Heitkamp’s only challenge.
A Bernie Socialist is running against Heidi in the Democratic primary.
The Grandfork’s Herald reported:
Wildlands firefighter and Driscoll resident Dustin Peyer is jumping into North Dakota’s U.S. Senate race, officially launching a campaign on Thursday he says will fight to implement a “Medicaid for all” system, to leave marijuana and hemp regulation to states and to place tight caps on election fundraising.
Peyer, 32, is a married father of two and a graduate of Washburn High School. A 2016 Democratic-NPL candidate for the North Dakota Senate, he also served as a delegate to the state Democratic-NPL convention on behalf of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.