Politics

NRSC Releases Scathing Ad Against ‘High Five Heidi’ Heitkamp

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has a scathing new ad out against Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D., N.D.), or as the ad calls her, "High Five Heidi."

Heitkamp, who is up for reelection this year, was slammed by critics in early February for giving what appeared to be a high five to Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) after she voted against a bill that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks of conception. Senate Democrats were successful in blocking the bill from passing.

"After voting down a five-month abortion ban, they celebrated with a big high-five on the Senate floor. But that’s not the only time Heitkamp has fought to keep D.C. liberals happy," the ad narrator says.

The ad goes on to cite other examples of Heitkamp's loyalty to Democratic Party leadership, saying the North Dakota Democrat voted against tax cuts, refused to crack down on sanctuary cities, fought to keep Obamacare, and supported maintaining Obama administration rules on methane, NTK reports.

The ad ends with saying Heitkamp's values aren't in line with North Dakota voters.

"D.C. party bosses might be celebrating High Five Heidi’s liberal voting record, but it doesn’t work for North Dakota," the narrator says.

Heitkamp, first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, is facing off against Rep. Kevin Cramer (R., N.D) in this year's election.