Roger J. Behm, Minot
Politics make for strange bedfellows.
I'm sure that many people have heard that statement, but did not know where the statement originated. According to Google the first person making this statement in a newspaper was Charles Dudley Warner in 1850. I was surprised what I could find on Google. I could check to see who was paying for the majority of political advertisements on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp and Rick Berg. The political ads benefitting Rick Berg were being sponsored by organizations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. I would have to assume they may consider Rick Berg was pro business and for economic growth. I found that the organization that was funding the majority of the political ads for Heidi Heitkamp was the Majority Pac. I then Googled the Majority Pact to find that their participants and major fund donors were Al Gore, George Soros, the National Education Association, and a wealthy importer of products from China.
Whatever you may think of either candidate you will need to know that if elected neither candidate will be independent of their party's platform. In other words they would be required to walk their party's plank/platform. To be an informed voter you may want to review or Google their party's platform.
When you google the Democrat Party's platform you will find the party's socialism values: marriage to anyone or anything; abortions without any consideration paid for by the taxpayer; anti-business policies; and careless economic green investments. The Republican Party's platform will include pro-business policies: the sacrosanctity of marriage; conservative spending policies; and a primary concern for the protection of the unborn child. I would not want to tell you how you should vote; only that you may want to be an informed voter.