Our Candidates

Heidi Heitkamp

North Dakota



  • Defeated by Republican challenger Kevin Cramer by 11 points in a state that Hillary Clinton lost by 35 points and President Obama lost by 19

  • First-term incumbent and former Attorney General and State Tax Commissioner. Campaign emphasized fair tax policy, elimination of the trade tariffs, access to healthcare and protection of native women.  Heitkamp’s vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and President Trump’s vocal support of Cramer contributed to her defeat.  Third highest Democratic fundraiser in 2018 at $25.5MM

  • Post-Senate activities: CNBC & MSNBC analyst; co-leading a study group at Harvard’s Kennedy School with Gary Cohn, President Trump’s former top economic advisor; establishing a PAC to focus on issues important to rural Americans