MATTERS AT HAND: N.D. Senate race on national marquee
Published 11/12/2011, Grand Forks Herald
Heidi Heitkamp’s in and the race is on. That’s last week’s headline in North Dakota politics. A Democrat, Heitkamp said she’ll take on Republican Rick Berg, who wants to move to the U.S. Senate after a single term as the state’s lone congressman. The seat is available because Kent Conrad has chosen not to run for re-election. Heitkamp’s announcement means that North Dakota’s Senate race will be among the marquee attractions in the 2012 election cycle. It also means the state will be flooded with campaign advertising.Word count: 681
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