Fast Facts from Tonight’s Debate: Heidi Proves Her Independence, Cramer Proves He’s a Rubber Stamp

(BISMARCK, ND) – Tonight’s debate once again proved why North Dakotans sent Heidi to the U.S. Senate six years ago. She’s an independent, adult voice for North Dakota who will always put their interests firsts – unlike Kevin Cramer.

In case you missed it, here are some Fast Facts from tonight’s debate:

Cramer Has Repeatedly Argued in Favor of Jeopardizing Medicare, Social Security:

Kevin Cramer is trying to deceive North Dakotans about his anti-senior agenda because it’s an election year. He claims that his calls for small cuts and changes to Medicare and Social Security don’t amount to cutting the programs. Experts disagree.

Cramer Misleads on Heitkamp’s Strong Immigration, Border Security Record:

Kevin Cramer has continuously misled North Dakotans about Heidi’s record on immigration. But Heidi’s strong record of supporting law enforcement and commonsense immigration policies earned her the endorsement of the National Border Patrol Council, the same group that endorsed Donald Trump in 2016.

There’s Only One ‘Rubber Stamp’ in this Race – Kevin Cramer:

Kevin Cramer wants North Dakotans to forget Heidi’s long record of working with her colleagues on both sides of the aisle to secure victories for North Dakota. But Cramer’s dishonest portrayal of Heidi’s record can’t hide her long list of accomplishments.

Heidi Has Effectively Pushed a True, All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy – Cramer Just Gives Lip Service:

Heidi Heitkamp has been an effective leader for North Dakota’s energy economy – successfully helping secure wins for oil, coal, wind, and biofuels. Meanwhile, for Kevin Cramer, an all-of-the-above energy strategy is just a political slogan as he’s worked to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and wind energy production tax credits.

Cramer Fails to Stand Up for ND Farmers, Supports President’s Trade War:

Kevin Cramer is trying to cover up his support of the president’s reckless trade policies by claiming he doesn’t support the use of tariffs. But Cramer – who promised to support the president “100 percent” of the time – has been one of the trade war’s biggest cheerleaders since day one.

Cramer Consistently Voted to Undermine North Dakotans’ Health Care:

Kevin Cramer is desperate to rewrite history on his health care record, but North Dakotans need to look no further than his voting record to find the truth. He’s voted time and again to undermine patient protections for North Dakotans with pre-existing conditions – and now supports a lawsuit to do the same.

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