NEW AD: “Representative” Details Cramer’s Long History of Insulting Comments Towards Women

(BISMARCK, ND) – As first reported in Roll Call, yesterday the ND Dem-NPL launched a new digital ad, “Representative,” which highlights Congressman Cramer’s long record of making derogatory and offensive comments towards and about women. While Cramer’s comments belittling sexual assault have garnered recent news, Cramer has a history of such statements. In “Representative,” North Dakota women react to comments made by Cramer and make it clear that his remarks don’t represent them. As one woman in the video states, Cramer “doesn’t treat everyone the same.”

The ad is backed by a dedicated five-figure digital buy and will run on Facebook and various digital platforms.


“Congressman Cramer’s remarks belittling and insulting women are representative of his character, but they aren’t representative of North Dakota,” said Courtney Rice, Press Secretary for the North Dakota Democratic-NPL. “In November, folks across North Dakota will make one thing clear: Kevin Cramer doesn’t represent them.”


On Sexual Assault
Washington Post: GOP Rep. Cramer questions whether accusation against Kavanaugh should disqualify him, even if true
CNN: GOP Senate nominee: Kavanaugh accusation ‘absurd’ because they were drunk and assault attempt ‘never went anywhere’

On Women’s Appearances
Grand Forks Herald: Kevin Cramer: Women wearing ‘bad-looking white pantsuits’ have a ‘disease’

On Voting the Party Line
USA Today: GOP candidate for Senate compares opposing Trump agenda to cheating on wife 

On Defending a Convicted ‘Peeping Tom’
The Forum: McFeely: Cramer calls window-peeping Gardner ‘a very good man’
Mike Jacobs, Grand Forks Herald: “[Cramer] rushed to Gardner’s defense, calling him a good man and suggesting that he could be a candidate in another election some other time.” 

On Defending former Alabama Senate Candidate and Alleged Sexual Predator
Mike McFeely, The Forum: “Cramer downplayed Moore’s alleged sexual pursuit of teenagers as being ‘40 years past.’”

On Violent Remarks at Tribal Council Meeting on Domestic Violence
The Forum: Cramer Accused of Tirade at American Indian Meeting
Last Real Indians: North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer Verbally Attacks Native Victim’s Assistance Program Director at State Meeting, Threatens to [W]ring Spirit Lake Tribal Council’s Necks

On Senator Heitkamp
Washington Post: ‘It’s obscene’: GOP candidate seethes as Trump embraces Democratic senator
“‘I do think there’s a little difference in that she’s a woman,’ Cramer said. ‘That’s probably part of it — that she’s a, you know, a female. He doesn’t want to be that aggressive, maybe. I don’t know.’