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Accountability | North Dakota

Cramer’s Support for Voter ID Law Highlights His Fraught Relationship with Tribes

By Chad Smith on October 22, 2018.

More than 36,000 Native Americans live in North Dakota, constituting the state’s largest minority group as well as a key constituency in the coming midterm elections. But Rep. Kevin Cramer, a third-term Republican running to unseat Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, has had run-ins with tribal leaders and is supporting a voter ID law that tribes have said amounts to voter suppression.

Public Safety | North Dakota

Cramer Takes Cash from ‘Deadly’ Opioid Manufacturer As ND Grapples with Epidemic

By Chad Smith on October 12, 2018.

Rep. Kevin Cramer accepted a $1,000 campaign contribution from drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma this cycle, joining a notably small group of politicians taking the company’s money as it faces lawsuits from multiple states — including Cramer’s — for its role in the opioid epidemic.

Accountability | North Dakota

Cramer, White House Ready to Cut Social Security and Medicare

By Chad Smith on September 21, 2018.

In February, Cramer dismissed Trump’s promises to protect Social Security as something “good to campaign on” but “hard to do” and told Breitbart he would be “happy” to discuss changes.

Accountability | North Dakota

Cramer’s Proposed Funding Cuts Would Shutter ND’s Rural Airports

By Chad Smith on September 6, 2018.

During Washington budget negotiations last year, Rep. Kevin Cramer called for eliminating a federal program that provides funding to keep open rural airports his constituents depend on in rural North Dakota and Minnesota.