Adios, Heidi

Red-state Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she will vote no on Kavanaugh

She’s already 10 points behind in her race in a state Trump won handily. Wonder what her payoff will be for falling on her sword?

Heidi Heitkamp, a red-state Democratic senator who faced increasingly long odds of re-election this fall, said Thursday that she will vote against confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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  1. A small problem with the reporting here. Headlines, bullet points, and article share the problem.

    Heitkamp, facing re-election in a state President Donald Trump won by nearly 40 percentage points in 2016…

    a red-state Democratic senator…

    Heitkamp faces a difficult path to re-election against Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer…

    And that state would be…? (ND) Guess they don’t teach “where” as a real thing in journalism kindergarten anymore. Or it’s east-cost bias: “Meh, some flyover red state, who cares which one!”)

    And just a personal windmill-tilting: I really don’t like the red-blue division they foisted on us. (Here is my illustrated thinking on the colors.)

    But if I were doing the voting maps, I’d have all the GOP places be red-white-and-blue, and the Dems would be red with little yellow hammer-and-sickles.

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