Schneider vs. Armstrong Round 3: What To Watch For

As the candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives take the debate stage in Fargo, voters should ask themselves who will stand with North Dakota over party bosses

(BISMARCK, ND) — Tonight on Prairie Public, Mac Schneider and Kelly Armstrong will face off in their third debate for North Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Last month we wondered which Kelly Armstrong was going to show up for the debate, but now with just 55 days until Election Day, we know what kind of legislator he will be.

Kelly Armstrong is wrong for North Dakota on the Trade War

Over the past few months, as the administration’s trade war dragged on, farmers saw markets for their crops disappear and orders canceled. Now, as North Dakota enters harvest season, Armstrong continues to go along with these misguided tariffs that are hurting farmers’ bottom line and put their future at risk.

Instead of standing up for North Dakota’s farmers, Armstrong has decided to side with the Washington Republican establishment.

Kelly Armstrong is wrong for North Dakota on Health Care

As a member of the North Dakota Senate, Armstrong voted against the bipartisan expansion of Medicaid that allowed over 20,000 North Dakotans to gain access to health coverage. Last month, Armstrong joined his ND GOP colleagues in an attempt to cover uptheir history working against access to affordable health care for North Dakotans. At the press conference, Armstrong doubled down on his support of an out-of-state lawsuit that could strip away access to care for 47,000 North Dakotans and leave over 300,000 people with pre-existing conditions without crucial protections from being denied coverage.

Kelly Armstrong is wrong for North Dakota on Corporate Farming

Not only is Armstrong’s support of the trade war damaging to ag producers, he has consistently taken the side of corporations over North Dakota’s family farmers. In the North Dakota Senate, Armstrong advocated for an expansion of corporate farming, a law that was eventually overturned by the voters. North Dakota’s family farmers deserve a representative that will take their side over large corporate farming interests.