Vote on guns puts Sen. Heitkamp in national spotlight
Published 04/19/2013, Associated Press
As Heidi Heitkamp eked out a North Dakota Senate race decided by less than 3,000 votes last year, one topic that rarely came up was gun rights. Now that Heitkamp is a freshman senator in Washington, an issue that once hardly registered has quickly become a defining one.Word count: 859
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