North Dakota in for big-time, big-money Senate race

Get ready for a title fight.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., look highly likely to be their parties’ nominees for a Senate seat. Both are big names in North Dakota politics, and with control of the U.S. Senate on the line this November, observers say it makes for an equally big matchup—and a flood of outside money into one of the country’s smallest states.

“This will be the most expensive election, per vote cast, in American history,” said Mike Jacobs, former Herald publisher and a longtime observer of North Dakota politics. “We can expect saturation advertising from all of the PACs, from the political parties, from individual parties and so on on an unprecedented level.”