In a report in North Dakota blogger Rob Port’s SayAnythingBlog.com, Border States’ CEO Tammy Miller is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat that is up for election in 2018. The seat is currently held by Democrat Heidi Heitkamp, and she has already announced she will be running for re-election. Heitkamp reportedly already has more than $3 million in campaign funds.
Port spoke with Miller this week, and Miller provided the following quote:
“I have been approached by friends, business associates and Republican party leaders of North Dakota to consider a run for the United States Senate. I have not made a decision, however, I appreciate their belief in my skills and abilities. Giving back, finding ways to serve the community and public affairs have always been interests of mine. I, like most Americans, am concerned about the future of our country, so as I approach my retirement from Border States, I am weighing options to continue to serve and give back. I plan to make my decision by November.”
Other Republicans either in or considering running for the Senate seat include North Dakota State Senator Tom Campbell, Congressman Kevin Cramer, State Representative Rick Becker, former Congressman Rick Berg, and State Board of Education member Kathy Neset.
In 2016, President Trump easily won North Dakota by a 63% to 27% victory over Hillary Clinton. Republicans are hoping to maintain that momentum in the 2018 Senate race.