Heitkamp Raises More From New York Than Her Own State!

Heidi Heitkamp raised 94% of her campaign's itemized individual contributions in 2017 from out of state, and her top fundraising states were New York, Texas, Washington D.C., California and Massachusetts. 

Inforum, 2/14/12

Heitkamp Supports the Death Tax

In December 2017, Heidi Heitkamp opposed the Senate tax reform bill which would have doubled the death tax exemption to protect family farms and family businesses from being shut down. She’s supposed to represent North Dakota – why did she side against our farmers, small businesses, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the President of the North Dakota Farm Bureau, the North Dakota Petroleum Marketers Association, the North Dakota Propane Gas Association and the North Dakota Retail Association?

H.R. 1, CQ Vote #303, Passed 51-49, R: 51-1, D: 0-46, I: 0-2, 12/2/17, Heitkamp Voted Nay; David Van Den Berg, “Heitkamp Warns Against Plan to End Estate Tax,” Tax Notes, 6/15/17; Darla Mercado, “Here's what the Senate's tax bill means for your wallet,” CNBC, Updated 12/6/17 ; Agriculture and Tax Reform,” American Farm Bureau Federation, Accessed 12/6/17; Jessica Holdman, “Farmers, small business weigh in on tax reform priorities,” The Bismarck Tribune, 10/12/17; WDAY’s “The Rob (re)Port,” 12/7/17; “More Than 200 Industry Stakeholders and Job Creators Support Senate Tax Overhaul,” United States Senate Committee on Finance, 12/4/17; “N.D. Farm Bureau head worried about estate tax boost,” The Associated Press, 11/18/12

Heitkamp Flip Flops On “Zero Tolerance” for Sexual Harassment

Just hours before serial groper Al Franken announced he would resign from the Senate in January, and just weeks after making a “zero tolerance” call for Franken to resign, Senator Heidi Heitkamp said she’d support Franken’s decision to stay in the Senate. It happened on her brother’s radio show earlier this week. 

This is quite the flip-flop for Heitkamp.

“Sexual harassment and assault are no laughing matter and are never acceptable. Al apologized but an apology does not excuse the behavior,” Senator Heitkamp said in a November 16 statement on Franken.

KFGO, December 20, 2017
Say Anything Blog, December 22, 2017

Heitkamp Was Caught Lying About Tax Reform

Heidi Heitkamp was caught repeatedly making false statements about the impact of tax reform on North Dakotans (especially middle class families!). First, she claimed on Twitter that tax reform would raise taxes by $10,000 - an absurd figure that was either blatantly misrepresented or outright fabricated. When she got caught she deleted her tweet instead of apologizing. Then, she falsely claimed taxes would go up for middle class families - a sourceless fabrication which is disputed by bipartisan analysis.

It's one thing to have a legitimate disagreement over policy in good faith. It's completely hypocritical to fabricate data and then claim to have the high ground.

Say Anything Blog, December 8, 2017

Heitkamp Took Wells Fargo Cash Before Claiming "Somebody Should Go To Jail"

On October 4, 2017 Heidi Heitkamp went on CNBC to say "somebody should go to jail" over the Wells Fargo account  scandal. The catch? Nine days before she publicly denounced Wells Fargo for their lack of accountability, she quietly accepted a check for $1,000.00 from their Political Action Committee!

She has consistently attacked Wells Fargo in public while taking their cash in private. On September 20, 2016 she published a video on Youtube called 'Heitkamp Holds Wells Fargo Accountable'. The video, published on an official government account, failed to mention that she has has received $15,000.00 from Wells Fargo's Political Action Committee in the form of campaign contributions, including $3,500.00 since the scandal became public.

On Sepember 23, 2016 she wrote an article in the Grand Forks Herald and promised she will "keep working to get answers and accountability" - but it seems like the only thing she's getting is campaign contributions.

Heidi Heitkamp said one thing about Wells Fargo - but her checkbook said another. That's the definition of hypocrisy. 

Washington Free Beacon, October 18, 2017
CNBC, October 4, 2017
Senator Heidi Heitkamp's Official Youtube, September 20, 2016
Grand Forks Herald; September 23, 2016