Cramer Isn’t Running to Help North Dakota

(BISMARCK, ND) – It’s no secret that Kevin Cramer decided to run for Senate because an out-of-state billionaire promised to finance his campaign, but that hasn’t stopped him from complaining about having to convince North Dakotans he should be elected. Just this week, Cramer told CNN that he still doesn’t want to be running against Heidi. But if Cramer doesn’t want the job to help North Dakotans, why is he running?

“From refusing to stand up for farmers and businesses against the administration’s reckless trade war to jeopardizing access to affordable health care for thousands of North Dakotans to using his political office and campaigns to enrich himself, Cramer has proved time and again that he doesn’t deserve North Dakotans’ votes,” said Courtney Rice, Press Secretary for the North Dakota Democratic-NPL. “Cramer’s words make clear that he’s not running out of a sense of duty to North Dakotans, but rather out for his own political opportunism.”

This isn’t the first time Cramer has complained about the Senate – or stated that he liked the House better:

Cramer Claimed He May Want To Enjoy “The Slower Pace Of The Senate” When He Was Closer To Retirement. [KNOX, 1/11/18]  

Cramer On Senate Run: “If I Can Remain North Dakota’s Congressman […] And Have Another Republican Be The United States Senator For North Dakota, That’s My Preference.” [KTGO, 2/14/18]

Cramer Claimed He Wanted To Stay In “The People’s House” Because The Senate Was So Culturally Different. [KTGO, 4/25/18]

Cramer Called The House Of Representatives “Probably The Most Enjoyable And Stimulating Job In Politics.” [Cass County GOP Conventions, 2/22/18]

Cramer: “I Think I Am More A Man Of The House.” [KNOX, 1/11/18]

Cramer: “I Think There’s A Very Strong Case To Be Made That North Dakota Is Best Served By Me Staying In The House.” [WDAY, 1/17/18]

Cramer: “I’m Not Sure I Have The Patience To Be A Senator.” [KXJB, 5/10/17]

Cramer: “I Am Not Sure My Personality Would Do Well” In The Senate. [KNOX, 10/13/17]

Cramer: “I Am Conflicted About Whether I Even Want To Be A Senator.” [KTGO, 10/4/17]

Cramer On Senate Race: “I Can’t Do My Job As A House Member Effectively If [I’m] Running For The Senate.” [KNOX, 1/11/18]

Cramer On House And Senate: “You Can’t [Advocate For Certain Legislation] If You’re Running For The Senate. You Could Ask Rick Berg How Effective You Can Be You Know Running For The Senate.” [KTGO, 1/11/18]