Trump arrives in North Dakota with Senate seat at stake

Kevin Cramer
The Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump has arrived in North Dakota to campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Cramer.

Trump tweeted before Wednesday’s flight to Fargo that he was en route to “fully stand with and endorse” Cramer. Cramer serves in the U.S. House and Trump says he’s an “extraordinary Congressman.” Trump adds that Cramer is “tough on crime, strong on borders, loves our Military, and our Vets!”

Cramer is challenging Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, one of the most vulnerable Democrats seeking re-election. Trump won North Dakota by a large margin in 2016.

Heitkamp joined Democrats in voting against tax cuts Trump enacted last year. She also voted against some of his Cabinet nominees.

Cramer was an early Trump supporter and remains one of the president’s staunchest allies in Congress.