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New Ad Hits Heitkamp for Voting With D.C. Liberals

"D.C. party bosses might be celebrating high-five Heidi's liberal voting record. But it doesn't work for North Dakota."

By NTK Staff | 03.05.2018 @9:14am

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) released a new ad on Monday attacking Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) for high-fiving Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) after voting against an abortion ban bill.

The ad, which is titled “High Five Heidi,” is modeled off of a radio ad, which the NRSC released last week, that hit Heitkamp for voting with D.C. liberals on a number of issues.

“It’s Senator Heidi Heitkamp, AKA high-five Heidi, and her party boss Chuck Schumer,” the ad’s narrator says, while comic book graphics of Heitkamp and Schumer appear on the screen.

“After voting down a five-month abortion ban, they celebrated with a big high-five on the Senate floor. But that’s not the only time Heitkamp has fought to keep D.C. liberals happy,” the ad’s narrator continues.

The ad’s narrator than lists out some issues that Heitkamp voted with D.C. liberals on, including voting against the GOP tax bill, refusing to crack down on sanctuary cities, and keeping Obamacare.

“D.C. party bosses might be celebrating high-five Heidi’s liberal voting record. But it doesn’t work for North Dakota,” ad’s narrator concluded.

The Associated Press recently explained why these abortion attacks against Heitkamp could work in 2018:

Unlike in 2012, when she beat Rep. Rick Berg by a scant 3,000 votes, Heitkamp now has a voting record Republicans can attack, including her recent vote against a measure to ban abortions after 20 weeks, said Lance Trover, a former strategist with the National Republican Senatorial Committee. North Dakota’s Legislature in recent years has passed some of the strictest abortion laws in the county.

“Now, she’s made some votes, including on tax cuts,” Trover said.

Heitkamp is one of the most vulnerable Democrats facing reelection in 2018.

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