(BISMARCK, ND) – If the North Dakota Republican Party’s 2018 Convention is anything like what we’ve seen from them and Washington establishment smear machine, it’ll be completely devoid of facts. Here are five of the biggest whoppers you’ll hear from Congressman Kevin Cramer, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and failed 2012 Senate candidate, current NDGOP chair and slumlord Rick Berg today:
  1. CRAMER ON TAXES
Kevin Cramer and his party boss Mitch McConnell just can’t tell the truth about the Republican tax plan. That’s because they don’t want North Dakotans to know  that low- and middle-income North Dakotans will see a tax hike.

On the other hand, Heidi fought for a fiscally responsible tax bill focused on hardworking families – even offering an amendment that would have prevented a tax hike on the middle-class. But Cramer voted to add more than $1 trillion to the national deficit –to give massive tax breaks to billionaires and corporations. And he even had the audacity to laugh about passing that debt on to the next generation. Fiscally responsible? More like fiscally reckless.

  1. CRAMER ON HEALTH CARE
Kevin Cramer and Mitch McConnell have worked really, really hard to increase health care costs for North Dakotans – and it’s working. Because of changes to the ACA that they’ve pushed for, premium costs are expected to continue increasing. Cramer even voted to repeal health care reform without a replacement, which would have jeopardized coverage for more than 300,000 North Dakotans with pre-existing conditions. And Cramer supported legislation that would have kicked more than 30,000 North Dakotans off their health coverage – increasing premiums here in the North Dakota by almost $1,000 per year.

Perhaps worst of all, Cramer accused people with pre-existing conditions like cancer of trying to “game the system” by getting covered.

  1. CRAMER ON ENERGY
Kevin Cramer and Mitch McConnell’s D.C. smear machine have been spreading a lot of “fake news” about the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) methane rule, so let’s set the record straight. Repealing the BLM methane rule would actually lower natural gas production – not increase it, as Cramer and McConnell say. An editorial in the Bismarck Tribune called the rule “common sense” and noted that the “rule is not a threat to ‘energy independence,’ because it actually encourages putting more gas in the production pipeline.”

Rather than just paying disingenuous lip-service to North Dakota’s energy industry, Heidi’s gotten real results. She worked tirelessly across the aisle to lift the decades-old ban on crude oil exports and recently, President Trump signed her bill into law that will help pave a viable path forward for coal.

  1. CRAMER ON HEIDI’S RECORD
Kevin Cramer and failed Senate candidate Rick Berg – still a slumlord and now the NDGOP Chair – will do everything they can this weekend to distort Heidi’s record. They’ve already gotten caught lying about it. But here are the facts: Heidi has a strong record of working across the aisle to get results.

Despite their false claims, Heidi votes with President Trump nearly 70 percent of the time. She’s voted for more than 90 percent of President Trump’s nominees – including Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. And President Trump has called Heidi a “good woman” and Vice President Pence called her a “strong leader.”

  1. CRAMER’S WASHINGTON SWAMP ATTACKS
Kevin Cramer launched his entire campaign based on a lie, so there’s no question it’ll come up today. They’ve tried to turn a greeting between two senators into something nefarious, but PolitiFact examined their argument and deemed it outright “False.”