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CNN: It’s Not Clear How Heitkamp Can Save Her Senate Seat Now

"She's going to pay for it," Politico's Rachael Bade said.

By NTK Staff | 10.17.2018 @1:47pm

The panel on CNN’s “Inside Politics” said Wednesday that they weren’t sure how Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) could save her Senate seat after she released the names sexual assault survivors without their permission.

CNN reported on the Heitkamp campaign’s mistake on Tuesday:

“The Heitkamp campaign, looking to slam Rep. Kevin Cramer, her Republican opponent, for suggesting “tough people” do not identify with the national conversation around sexual assault and the treatment of women, ran an open letter to Cramer to show him “what prairie tough looks like.”

“The letter featured over 120 names at the bottom, but several women have come forward to say they were either included without their permission or were not survivors of “domestic violence, sexual assault, or rape,” as specified in the letter.”

Following backlash from the women featured in the letter, Heitkamp issued a public apology to the women.

CNN’s John King asked the panel on “Inside Politics” how Heitkamp can fix this so close to Election Day.

“She can’t, and she can’t have these sort of slip-ups three weeks away from election, being so far down in the polls,” Politico‘s Rachael Bade said. “She’s going to pay for it.”

The Associated Press‘ Catharine Lucey called it a “grave, unforced error,” and added, “With so little time between now and Election Day, it’s not clear what” Heitkamp can do to save her seat.

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