Carter Hill, Hazen
Heidi Heitkamp doesn't run from her record of public service. She doesn't have to.
In her two terms as attorney general of North Dakota, she successfully fought big tobacco companies, sexual predators, and con men who stole senior citizens' identities. Unlike Berg, Heidi has an actual track record of working for regular North Dakotans.
She will also hold Congress accountable for tax loop holes that reward companies for shipping jobs overseas while so many small businesses in North Dakota are suffering due to the recession created by the greed of Wall Street.
Compare Heidi's contributions to Rick Berg's track record. While his pile of profits from Goldmark made him one of the richest members of Congress, he now calls being associated with Goldmark Property Management a "smear campaign!"
Is that because Goldmark Property management is in the news for discriminating against disabled people in violation of the Fair Housing Act? That class action lawsuit is expected to be settled sometime soon.
Berg has a legislative record of shrugging off discrimination. In 2001, he voted against a law that would have outlawed discrimination in renting. Meanwhile, Heidi went on the air to call for an end to legal discrimination against our fellow North Dakotans.
There is a clear difference in what Rick Berg believes is "the North Dakota Way" and what we, North Dakotans, know as "the North Dakota way." He doesn't believe in respecting others, treating them fairly, live and let live.
I stand with the many North Dakotans who believe in Heidi Heitkamp because she will put partisanship aside and do what's best for our country and our state. Join me in voting for Heidi this November.