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GOP Senate candidate compares voting against Trump to cheating on spouse

GOP Senate candidate compares voting against Trump to cheating on spouse
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Rep. Kevin CramerKevin John CramerAll congressional Democrats say they have been vaccinated: CNN Senate passes bipartisan B water infrastructure bill Biden administration faces big decision on whether to wade into Dakota Access fight MORE (R-N.D.) on Wednesday likened voting against President TrumpDonald TrumpFranklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Man suspected in wife's disappearance accused of casting her ballot for Trump Stefanik: Cheney is 'looking backwards' MORE’s agenda to cheating on one’s significant other.

Cramer, who is running against Sen. Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampEffective and profitable climate solutions are within the nation's farms and forests Bill Maher blasts removal of journalist at Teen Vogue Centrist Democrats pose major problem for progressives MORE (D-N.D.) in this year’s midterm election, attacked the Democratic senator during a radio appearance, CNN reported.

"Here's the good news about Donald Trump: Most of the time, he's for North Dakota, and that's my point where I've heard [Heitkamp] say, 'Gee, I voted with him 55 percent of the time,' " Cramer told conservative host Scott Hennen.

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"Can you imagine going home and telling your wife, 'I've been faithful to you 55 percent of the time?' Are you kidding me? Being wrong half the time is not a good answer," he continued.

Cramer is expected to face a GOP primary challenge in his effort to unseat Heitkamp.

The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election analysis, rates the North Dakota Senate race as a toss-up.

Trump won the state by nearly 36 percentage points in 2016.