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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)

Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for N.D. auditor, 1984; N.D. tax commissioner, 1986-92; N.D. attorney general, 1993-00; Democratic nominee for governor, 2000; U.S. Senate, 2013-present
Born: Oct. 30, 1955; Breckenridge, Minn.
Residence: Mandan
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Husband, Darwin Lange; two children
Education: U. of North Dakota, B.A. 1977; Lewis & Clark College, J.D. 1980
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Commodities, Risk Management & Trade; Conservation, Forestry & Natural Resources; Rural Development & Energy - Ranking Member); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Economic Policy; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; National Security & International Trade and Finance - Ranking Member); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Permanent Investigations; Regulatory Affairs & Federal Management - Ranking Member); Indian Affairs; Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Election History
2012generalHeidi Heitkamp (D) 161,33750.2
Rick Berg (R) 158,40149.3
Roll Call Vitals


North Dakota is 28th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@SenatorHeitkamp)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.