Here’s what Heitkamp had to say about Obama this week:
Heidi Heitkamp, a former North Dakota attorney general seeking to replace the retiring Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), told the AP that Obama has “failed in the one test America had for him, which was to unite the country.”
“I think he needed to be more hands-on … I don’t think he’s done enough to think broadly and come up with solutions that would engage both sides in a reasonable dialogue,” she added.
And here’s how Barber handled the top-of-the-ticket question in a candidate debate:
When it was his turn to ask his rival a question, [Republican Jesse] Kelly asked Barber to declare who he’ll vote for in November for president, and Barber — although a Democrat with an incumbent president of his party — refused, saying he’s focused on his own campaign.
Kelly used that demurral as an opportunity to say Barber won’t even admit that he supports Obama and “Obamacare,” a law that Kelly described as terrible.
“My biggest fear is Mr. Obama’s job-killing policies,” Kelly said.
Barber later retorted that his biggest fear is Kelly’s “extreme policies.”