Obama Campaign Still Poaching Volunteers From Heidi Heitkamp

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North Dakota’s Senate seat currently held by Kent Conrad has been in the hands of Democrats since 1960. Though Republicans have always been favored to take the seat over, Democrats have been quick to tout the competitiveness of their candidate Heidi Heitkamp.

But things are starting to look a little desperate for our friends on the left, and we have more evidence for that than the ugly mudslinging the Heitkamp campaign has launched in the last couple of days. Earlier this week I reported that the Obama campaign was poaching volunteers in North Dakota to make calls to help his chances in Iowa. That’s not exactly a move that shows a high level of confidence in winning elections here in North Dakota. Today the Obama campaign sent another email, again asking for volunteers in ND to help out in Iowa (see below).

Meanwhile, things really have begun to look ugly for Heitkamp. The New York Times’ Nate Silver is giving Heitkamp just a 10% chance of winning and has changed the rating of the race from “Likely Republican” to “Safe Republican.”

The Rothenberg Political Report, also, has changed its rating of the race from “Toss Up” to “Tilts Republican” and Larry Sabato also has the race rated “Likely Republican.”

This race has been slipping away from Heitkamp for a while now, if it was ever really in her grasp.

Here’s the Obama email:

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • http://randysroundtable.blogspot.com/ Randy G

    Perhaps Joel and Heidi should start working Barry’s phone banks…Open shifts all day!

    • $8194357

      Joels to busy on his 1-900 …..
      Oh never mind…
      That would just be mean.

      • tomorrowclear

        That’s odd. The other day when I dialed up, I could have sworn I heard Kirsten’s sultry, “perky” voice. You know what I mean about “perky?” Do you like “perky,” even if it seems more than a tad inauthentic? Me, I prefer natural perkiness. How about you? Do you like that synthetic perkiness?

        • $8194357

          Doesn’t rate a responce.

          • tomorrowclear

            Some men like that synthetic “perky” feel. Not me. No sir. I prefer the natural feel. If it’s perky, that’s even better, but it needs to be a natural kind of perky. Sure, some of us get blinded by the swelling visuals of synthetic perkiness, but in the end, I don’t think it really measures up.

          • Thresherman

            I’m sure that kind of behavior is a big hit with the rest of the guys in 6th grade.

          • $8194357

            yup

          • tomorrowclear

            Observe fellow non-right wingers: When they get a taste of their own medicine, they squeal like little pigs. Growing up, conservatives just were not the whiny pussies they are now. It’s become so easy to offend them and hurt their feelings, it’s almost not even enjoyable anymore. Almost.

            Since you fellers are so fond of remarking about physical appearances, it would be rude not to return the gesture. BTW, what gesture comes to mind when you think of Baesler’s perky characteristics?

      • http://randysroundtable.blogspot.com/ Randy G

        Mean is good on occasion, especially concerning the the High Campers.

        • $8194357

          Hee hee…
          did ya notice all the different camara angles on hidey’s one hit?
          They even had to reuse the one from benind as both those shots showed the ball going in the exact same place…
          Wink wink…

          I notice the small stuff..
          Check out the guys batting behind her..
          Several angles of the same swing
          for both her and him..

          • VocalYokel

            A ‘One Trick’ Heidi ?

          • $8194357

            Joel always wanted a pony..

  • $8194357

    Is there a “season” on lemmings?
    Who knew…

    Edit…
    Poaching Hidey’s campaign workers..
    I never knew they were ever “in season”?….

    OK..
    I “thought” it was a good one…

    No dang game warden humor around here, huh…

  • VocalYokel

    Maybe that guy in the cowboy hat behind Frau Heitkamp could volunteer?
    He doesn’t look like he’s busy.

    • http://randysroundtable.blogspot.com/ Randy G

      I thought that was Taylor, the Dem Gov. candidate…He isn’t doing anything either.

    • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

      I think he’s waiting for Heidi so they can hold a support group for losing candidates.

  • Rick Olson

    This definitely looks like the national Democratic Party is/are all but ready to forfeit the North Dakota U.S. Senate race to Rick Berg (they just aren’t saying it in so many words).

    However, actions definitely seem louder than words. For Obama’s campaign to be asking for volunteers for the second time to abandon their efforts here in North Dakota and help Obama win Iowa certainly has the appearance that Heidi’s campaign is in the process of getting bailed on by the national party.

    I think, it’s because the national Democrats are looking closely at Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign and are quickly finding it to be an unwinnable proposition. As we speak, her campaign has every appearance of a campaign that’s definitely on the ropes. Her campaign appears like a ship that’s struck an iceberg and is quickly filling with water. We’re taking on water!! Abandon ship!!

    Electing Heidi Heitkamp to the Senate and re-electing Barack Obama to the presidency will be just like backing the Titanic up and hitting the iceberg again!

  • ND Observer

    Obama and Heitkamp have used “illusion” and the stupid (if not compliant) media this election to show that they are ahead in the polls. They used bunch of fake or cooked polls have been used by a candidate to give that illusion of competitiveness, while the respectable polls like Rasmussen have shown a 5-10% lead by Rick Berg. When will the media learn they are being used like fools? Heitcamp only spent $20,000 polls but released 4-5 polls the last two weeks to create the illusion of competitiveness. This is proof she has the ethics of a alley cat attorney, and will do and say anything to win. She has no ethics.

    • $8194357

      Alinskys “any means”…
      Easier to claim the Republicans cheated that way as well..
      SOP for communists and dictator sharia wanna bee’s…
      Lie decieve cheat and claim your opponent did it and thats why you lost..
      Causes the cannon fodder for the cause to get excited and riot as well…
      Always the “threat of vilolence” with unionist communist jihadists…

    • JW-American

      I wouldn’t call them fools, they probably knew allaong, but were more than happy to csh in on all that out of state ad money. cha-Ching!

  • philipgray

    listened to Vikes game while out pheasant hunting….every timeout…had to hear another lie…the same old lies by Heidi….what was funny was I was sitting in a bar around2 in
    RUTLAND sickly calf Gulleson country…
    I told all those in the bar I would buy rounds if someone could tell me how Heidi was a moderate or independent?
    Guess what gents…Gulleson I have more respect for because she at least did not lie about who she is…
    Heifer Heidi? different story….should be over soon…
    Last tidbit…Spoke with my sister Charlotte that remembers and hates Heidi to this day
    You might want to ask why?
    You see, my sister Charlotte has cerebal palsy, and had, for the lack of a better term.
    Those same iron legs that Forrest Gump has….and she stills has to this day, to help her continue to walk…
    Heifer Heidi use to make fun of her at school….
    Some of REALLY know how a Heitkamps looks at people, and this should be a final nail into why I truly hate the Heitkamps, politically and personally
    You suck Heidi.

  • mikemc1970

    The liberal vultures are already pecking apart the bloated rancid corpse of the Heitkamp campaign.

  • Jay

    This is why Dfm took the coward’s approach and refused to give me a prediction when I asked him directly his thoughts on the outcome of the race: He knows Berg will win but doesn’t want to admit it. I would have respected him more had he been straightforward and not played the part of the pusillanimous pollster hiding behind a smokescreen.

  • cylde

    So there is a shortage of democrats, whose fault would that be? Good news in any case.

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