Rep. Rick Berg wins GOP nomination for Conrad seat

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Berg and Republicans have attempted to squeeze Heitkamp into embracing President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and the Affordable Care Act, while Democrats and Heitkamp have portrayed Berg as a millionaire concerned only about himself.

Heitkamp congratulated Berg on his victory and said North Dakota voters would have a clear choice in November.

“I will set party interests aside, put our country first and get to work creating jobs and balancing the budget, while Rick Berg has voted with his party leaders to give millionaires like himself a tax cut, raise Medicare premiums, and end the guarantee of Medicare for those who can least afford it,” Heitkamp said.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee called Heitkamp an “an ardent supporter of the President and his far-left policies,” accusing her of attempting to rewrite history in her attempts to distance herself from the president on healthcare and energy policy.

“North Dakotans understand that Washington is in dire need of individuals who know how jobs are created and that’s why I am confident they will elect Rick Berg to the Senate in November,” NRSC Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) said in a statement.