48 Facts About Heidi Heitkamp

1. Heidi Heitkamp has expressed support for Christine Blasey Ford and concern about Kavanaugh's reputation for partisanship even before he ranted and raved about the "left" and the "Clintons" engineering a conspiracy to tarnish his name.

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2. Heidi Heitkamp made several erroneous claims about the tax reform bill prior to its passage, stating all North Dakotans would see a $10,000 increase in their taxes.

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3. Heidi Heitkamp introduced legislation to streamline federal loans to small businesses and was known for her advocacy of Native American issues.

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4. Heidi Heitkamp says in a television ad released last week that 300,000 North Dakota residents with pre-existing medical conditions couldn't get health insurance before former President Barack Obama's health care law.

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5. Heidi Heitkamp is in hot water AGAIN, this time catching heat for using a WWII veteran's image without his permission.

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6. In 2013, Heidi Heitkamp was named as the 39th richest US Senator.

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7. Heidi Heitkamp is married to Darwin Lange with whom she shares 2 children Ali Lange and Nathan Lange.

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8. Heidi Heitkamp is an avid supporter of gay rights and supported the same-sex marriage during 2013 Senate discussions.

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9. Heidi Heitkamp denied the rumors and declared she would not have taken the position if she was asked, citing her responsibility and love towards the state of North Dakota.

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10. In 2012, Heidi Heitkamp became the first female Senator for North Dakota since Jocelyn Burdick and the first woman to represent the state to be elected to the Senate.

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11. Heidi Heitkamp would eventually secure the position of Tax Commissioner in North Dakota before becoming the Attorney General of the state.

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12. Heidi Heitkamp began her career as an intern for the US Congress before building up a major political career.

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13. Heidi Heitkamp is part of the US Senate where she represents the state of North Dakota.

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14. Heidi Heitkamp was among those who voted successfully to kill the amendment.

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15. Heidi Heitkamp lost her Senate seat after her highly publicized opposition to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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16. Heidi Heitkamp is a woman who practiced law and served as Attorney General of her state.

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17. Heidi Heitkamp once described Collins as her "role model"—and lost her re-election bid by 11 percentage.

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18. In an interview after the hearing, Heidi Heitkamp said she plans to continue to be an advocate for Native Americans.

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19. Heidi Heitkamp referenced Wednesday the case of Olivia Lone Bear, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation who was missing nearly a year before her body was discovered.

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20. Heidi Heitkamp said she has bipartisan support for Savanna's Act and has coordinated with members of the House to advance the legislation.

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21. Heidi Heitkamp urged her colleagues to keep working to improve public safety in Indian Country as her legislation to address cases of missing and murdered Native American women took a step forward Wednesday.

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22. Heidi Heitkamp recently told the Bismarck Tribune that Savanna's Act has bipartisan support and that she's coordinating with members of the House to advance the legislation.

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23. In February 2017, Heidi Heitkamp was one of two Democratic senators to vote to confirm Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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24. In December 2016, Heidi Heitkamp told CNBC that although the Army Corps of Engineers had refused to approve permits needed to complete the Dakota Access pipeline, that would change under President-elect Trump.

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25. Heidi Heitkamp declined to participate in the Democratic filibuster on gun control in June 2016, leading to harsh criticism by gun-control groups such as the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Everytown for Gun Safety.

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26. In an April 11, 2013, interview, Heidi Heitkamp said that she intended to vote against the Manchin-Toomey amendment, which was introduced in the Senate after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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27. Heidi Heitkamp has an A rating from the National Rifle Association for her consistent support of pro-gun legislation.

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28. Heidi Heitkamp voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, telling CNBC that she had made this decision "based on an interview and a review of his record.

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29. Heidi Heitkamp was the first Democrat to support and one of the handful of Democrats to vote to confirm Trump's nominee, Mike Pompeo, as Secretary of State.

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30. Heidi Heitkamp is plainly chummier with Trump than she was to President Barack Obama.

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31. Heidi Heitkamp was described in 2014 as a "Hillary Clinton fan" who believed Clinton would "run, win, and be 'an excellent president.

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32. Heidi Heitkamp was one of the chief architects of a bank deregulation bill that rolled back provisions of Dodd-Frank.

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33. Heidi Heitkamp was described in 2017 as wanting "to use her White House connections to prod Trump to take a softer view on trade.

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34. Heidi Heitkamp announced in a campaign press release in 2012 that she supports the Buffett Rule.

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35. Heidi Heitkamp said such exceptions would include wartime spending, Social Security, Medicare, and a ban on tax cuts for those making more than $1 million per year.

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36. Heidi Heitkamp said she would support a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution "with exceptions" if elected.

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37. In January 2018, Heidi Heitkamp was one of six Democrats to join Republican senators in voting to confirm Trump's nominee for Health Secretary, Alex Azar.

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38. Heidi Heitkamp has said that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains "good and bad" elements and that "it needs to be fixed.

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39. Heidi Heitkamp represents the state in the Senate alongside Republican John Hoeven, her former opponent in the governor's race.

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40. In response, Heidi Heitkamp said on the radio that she would likely refuse any such offer.

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41. On November 8, 2011, Heidi Heitkamp announced that she would seek the open seat.

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42. Heidi Heitkamp has occasionally filled in as host of his program, News and Views, which is broadcast on Clear Channel stations in North Dakota.

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43. From 2001 to 2012, Heidi Heitkamp served on the Board Directors as an external director of Dakota Gasification Company's Great Plains Synfuels Plant.

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44. Heidi Heitkamp interned for the US Congress in 1976 and in the state legislature in 1977.

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45. Heidi Heitkamp was raised in Mantador, North Dakota, attending local public schools.

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46. On November 6, 2018, Heidi Heitkamp was defeated in her bid for reelection by Republican challenger Kevin Cramer.

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47. Heidi Heitkamp is North Dakota's second female Senator, after Jocelyn Burdick, and was the first woman to be elected to the Senate from that state.

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48. In November 2011, Heidi Heitkamp declared her candidacy to replace Kent Conrad as US Senator from North Dakota in the 2012 election.

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