It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Democrats. They’ve invested a lot of time and effort into propping up Heidi Heitkamp as a rising star who could keep Kent Conrad’s Senate seat from falling into Republican hands. But then three new independent polls gave Berg an average 5 point lead over Heitkamp, and her campaign seems to be imploding.
So, clearly, it’s “scrape the bottom of the barrel” time including this despicable ad accusing Berg of wanting to make North Dakotans less safe in order to enrich himself:
That may be one of the most disgusting political ads I’ve ever seen.
As I’ve written before, Heitkamp’s path to victory in this race has always hinged on her ability to make people hate Rick Berg. Her campaign has suggested he’s too rich. Her campaign has suggested that he doesn’t care about women’s issues like breast cancer. Now, apparently, Berg is just fine with letting people burn to death so that he can make a few extra sheckles.
If you needed confirmation that Democrats are feeling desperate in this Senate race, here it is. This is what desperation looks like.