August 1, 2017 Contact: Kelly Armstrong 701-255-0030
For Immediate Release Kelly@ndgop.org
North Dakota GOP Begins Campaign to Inform Residents of Heidi
Heitkamp’s Controversial Voting Record
(BISMARCK, ND) – North Dakota Republican Party Chairman Kelly Armstrong
today announced the beginning of a campaign called “Heidi’s Hiding” to expose
Heidi Heitkamp’s voting record in the U.S. Senate.
“When it comes to campaign season, she preaches about bipartisanship, but the
problem is—that’s a fraud,” said Armstrong on a radio program Monday.
Senator Heitkamp has routinely voted against the principles and values of North
Dakotans, and with a potential re-election campaign looming in 2018, the North
Dakota GOP believes that the truth needs to be told about Senator Heitkamp’s
repeated abandonment of traditional North Dakota values such as free market
economics, sanctity of life, limited government, and opposition to Obamacare.
Heitkamp has proven adept at hiding from the voters of North Dakota, and hiding
her voting record from the public.
“She talks one way in North Dakota and votes another way in DC,” said
“North Dakotans believe in free markets, limited government, a diverse and robust
energy sector, and individual choice in medical care,” said Armstrong. “Yet time
after time, Senator Heitkamp has voted with the liberal activists that lead the
Democrat Party in Washington DC, instead of siding with the people of North
Dakota that sent her there. We believe the people of North Dakota need to hear the
The first example of how “Heidi’s Hiding” is her support of Obamacare. North
Dakotans overwhelmingly support President Trump and his desire to repeal and
replace Obamacare with a health care plan that returns choice and affordability to
North Dakotans. Yet Heitkamp voted three times last week alone to keep the
disastrous health care law intact, while health experts nationwide agree that this
plan is not sustainable. Senator Heitkamp also voted to support Obamacare twice
in the U.S. Senate in 2015.
“If Obamacare was a pickup truck,” says NDGOP Executive Director Dane
Ferguson, “any right-minded North Dakotan would send it to the salvage yard. Yet
Senator Heitkamp wants to continue to dump billions of dollars into a rusted-out
machine that can’t get out of neutral.”
Senator Heitkamp’s enthusiastic support of Obamacare goes back to its earliest
days, when it was first shoved down the throats of North Dakotans. Since then,
care options have decreased and premiums have skyrocketed.
“The Democrats are desperate. She is the last foothold they have as a party in
North Dakota. They are spending a lot of Washington DC PAC money to save
her,” said Armstrong.
Heidi’s Hiding. She doesn’t want you to know that. And when will she hold a
town hall meeting to defend her position? That’s our next mystery to solve.