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Gordon Brenner, Fargo, Published April 20 2013

Letter: Don’t expect a second term

I can’t say that I expected much from Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., in her term; it was better than the alternative. But even I wouldn’t have believed that it could have ended even before it began. She is the most lame excuse for a politician who is mostly interested in her own career advancement than anything else I have seen in Democratic circles.

This “vote” of hers on the simple, non-intrusive gun reform bill requiring background checks for gun purchasers – which has nearly universal appeal with the American people, including most North Dakotans – is going to haunt and define her entire term, at least with us progressives who put her over the top last November.

Enjoy your six years in the Senate, Heidi; you probably won’t get any more than that.