Berg and Republicans have attempted to squeeze Heitkamp into embracing President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidDems walk tightrope on Pompeo nomination The Memo: Teens rankle the right with gun activism Dems to party: Go on offense with Trump’s alleged affairs MORE (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 CornynJohn CornynRepublicans divided over legislation protecting Mueller Democrats mull audacious play to block Pompeo Overnight Energy: Senate confirms Bridenstine as NASA chief | Watchdog probes Pruitt’s use of security detail | Emails shine light on EPA science policy changes MORE (Texas) said in a statement.