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  • **FILE** Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp (left) listens to Republican opponent Rick Berg speak at a North Dakota Chamber of Commerce forum on health care and energy at a hotel in Bismarck, N.D., on Oct. 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Democrat Heitkamp wins Senate race in North Dakota

    Democratic candidate Heidi Heitkamp has won the U.S. Senate race in North Dakota, defeating Republican Rep. Rick Berg.

  • Democrat's appeal keeps Senate race tight in N.D.

    When longtime Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad announced last year he wouldn't seek re-election in 2012 as North Dakota's senior senator, Republicans smelled blood.

  • Heidi Heitkamp (AP photo)

    Candidates adopt contrasting approaches in tight North Dakota Senate race

    Off a dirt road a mile and a half from the nearest town, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp is standing in the loft of a barn, giving a campaign pitch heavy on personal appeal: She talks about her independent voice and a work ethic that she took to the state attorney general's office, all gleaned from a life firmly rooted in North Dakota.

  • Rural lawmakers face fury back home

    Farm-state members of Congress have campaigned for decades on the back of farm bills delivering election-season subsidies and other goodies to rural voters.

  • Rick Berg, the Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota, speaks in Bismarck, N.D., during a debate with Democratic candidate Heidi Heitkamp. Ms. Heitkamp and Mr. Berg are running for the seat being left open by the departure of incumbent Democrat Kent Conrad, and Mr. Berg is seen as crucial to GOP hopes of capturing control of the Senate. (Associated Press)

    Tight Senate race a rarity in North Dakota

    Hustling to finish his wheat harvest, farmer Mark Nesheim was repairing his combine recently when his cellphone rang. The caller wanted to know if Mr. Nesheim would support Republican candidates in November, particularly the North Dakota GOP's Senate hopeful.

  • Learning to love oppo researchers, whistle-blowers of democracy

    Brett Di Resta teaches students how to find and spread information that can be used as political ammunition. With a presidential campaign gone bitterly negative before the opponents have even tapped gloves, and a new breed of free-spending Super PACS set to pour millions into opposition research, it's a timely skill set.

  • House panel boosts rural air service subsidies

    Tea party lawmakers from rural areas were among those fighting the hardest to preserve taxpayer subsidies for airline flights to and from small towns last year after senior Republicans tried to eliminate the oft-criticized program.

  • North Dakota Republicans nominate U.S. Rep. Berg for Senate

    Freshman Republican Congressman Rick Berg has defeated Bismarck businessman Duane Sand in North Dakota U.S. Senate primary.

  • ** FILE ** In this March 31, 2012, photo, Rep. Rick Berg, North Dakota Republican, speaks before the North Dakota GOP Convention in Bismarck, N.D. Berg is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Kent Conrad. (AP Photo/Will Kincaid, File)

    North Dakota Democrat hopeful distancing self from Obama

    North Dakota's prosperity from an energy boom as the rest of the country slowly crawls out from under a collapsed economy is making a contest of a Senate race that Democrats had all but conceded.

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