Senate debate between Heitkamp and Cramer now canceled

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A scheduled Senate debate between Heidi Heitkamp and Kevin Cramer has been canceled.

The debate which was scheduled for Friday evening in Fargo has been canceled because the Senate will be holding a preliminary vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. A full vote is expected Saturday.

AARP and Prairie Public were hosting the debate. They are looking to reschedule but at this point they have not been able to set a date.

Heidi Heitkamp released this statement to KX News following the announcement.

“My first responsibility is representing North Dakotans in the Senate and, due to the vote on the Supreme Court nominee, I need to be in D.C. during the previously scheduled Prairie Public debate — I’m eagerly working with them to find a new date in the near future to share my vision for a strong and safe North Dakota.”  

Kevin Cramer’s campaign had this to say about the cancellation.

“We are disappointed the debate got cancelled. Kevin was looking forward to engaging Sen. Heitkamp on the issues important to North Dakota. As an alternative, we have suggested that Kevin would participate in a town hall format in the same time slot live at Prairie Public.”

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