Heitkamp says Trump, who's 'a little like me,' would make her re-election easier
FARGO — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp delved into her political future, health care, BreatheND and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch during wide-ranging conversations Friday with the editorial boards of The Forum and Grand Forks Herald.
Heitkamp, who's up for re-election in 2018, said she'll decide by this summer whether she'll run again. The 61-year-old North Dakota Democrat said the decision is one she'll make with her husband, taking into account what she called her "time bank."
"How many hours do you have left? And how do you want to spend that time?" she said.
Heitkamp said she's undaunted by President Donald Trump's 63 percent victory in the state in November. She argued that North Dakota voters generally evaluate people and their platforms more than they care about partisan alignment.