Heidi Heitkamp Accepts Another Debate Invite to Run her Tally to Five, Rick Berg Still Stuck on One
MANDAN, N.D. – Two weeks after former North Dakota Attorney General and Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp challenged Rick Berg to seven debates, and having already accepted invitations to four, Heitkamp this week agreed to appear at another debate, this one hosted by KFGO Radio. Berg’s spokesman said two weeks ago that they would be working to finalize his debate schedule in the days and weeks ahead. Yet Berg has still only agreed to appear at one debate; hosted by Prairie Public Broadcasting, an invite that Heitkamp had previously accepted as well.
“North Dakotans deserve the opportunity to see there is a clear choice in this election,” said Heitkamp. “ My opponent, has voted with his leaders in Washington to give millionaires like himself a tax cut, end the guarantee of Medicare and raise Medicare premiums, and has refused to speak out when his party leaders say that they may be done working on major issues until after the election, including reauthorization of VAWA and completing a farm bill. My campaign continues to look at solutions that put North Dakota first, create jobs and balance the budget.”
The other debates that Heitkamp has already agreed to appear at:
· October 3 – Lignite Energy Council
· October 11 – North Dakota Chamber of Commerce
· No Date Set – Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.
Today, as a director of the Dakota Gasification synfuels plant, she’s a champion for North Dakota’s energy industry. Heidi believes we need to use all of North Dakota’s rich energy resources wisely, creating and keeping high-paying jobs right here. Heidi says it’s time to put country first, put politics aside and work together to cut government spending, balance the budget, create jobs and get our economy back on track—while protecting North Dakotans.
Heidi lives in Mandan with her husband, Dr. Darwin Lange, a family practitioner. They have two grown children, Ali and Nathan.
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