ND Democrats Upset Over Yard Signs Tying Heitkamp To Obama
Apparently overnight the Fargo area was carpet-bombed with a bunch of new yard signs tying Republican Senate candidate Rick Berg to Mitt Romney, and Democrat Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp to Barack Obama:
The signs were put out by the Now or Never PAC, which is based in Texas and headed by a former Rick Perry campaign staffer. Many of them were placed on city property, leading to this screaming Fargo Forum headline about “illegal campaign signs.”
I really have to laugh, though, about how upset Democrats are about this. In the annals of dirty tricks involving campaign signs, putting up signs tying a state Democrat candidate to the national Democrat presidential candidate seems pretty mild. But in North Dakota, where Heidi Heitkamp has gone so far to the right she seems to be campaigning against Rick Berg for the Republican nomination rather than in a general election tying her to President Obama is pretty devastating.
I’m not sure this group dropping signs on public property, or on private property without permission, was the best route for them to take but the signs are hilarious given the shrill reaction from our friends on the left. In fact, our friends on the left are sounding so shrill these days in the denouncement of polls and accusations of dirty tricks that it’s pretty clear they don’t have a lot of confidence in how the Senate race is going for them.
Meanwhile, a Bismarck reader sends along this video showing a Berg campaign sign being stolen along Harbor Drive in that city, in the Southport area.
We are, indeed, well into the campaign silly season.Tags: campaign signs, Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota News, Rick Berg