Dems ask for ethics investigation into Cramer tweet

North Dakota Democrats asked for an ethics investigation Monday, into a tweet from Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer’s official account that discussed campaign polling, a move that the third-term congressman called “petty.”

The request to the Office of Congressional Ethics comes as Cramer weighs a run against Democratic incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. He expects to make a decision in the next couple of weeks.

Cramer’s Dec. 30 tweet was in response to Forum Communications Co. columnist and radio host Mike McFeely, who said he’d “like to see Cramer’s and Heitkamp’s internal polling,” tagging each politician’s official account.