2018 Senate Race: State: North Dakota ( Heidi Heitkamp v Kevin Cramer )


Race Status

RESULT: Kevin Cramer (Rep)

Strong Rep
INCUMBENT PARTY: Dem last updated: 10-15-2018
Key Dates
Filing Deadline: 04/09/2018
Primaries: 06/12/2018
General Election: 11/06/2018

Race Status History
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Democratic Candidate

Dem Incumbent

Heidi Heitkamp

WINNER: Heidi Heitkamp (Share of Vote: 99.59% )


Rep Incumbent

Republican Candidate
Mr. Kevin Cramer

WINNER: Mr. Kevin Cramer (Share of Vote: 87.72% )
Thomas O'Neill (Share of Vote: 12.15%)

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Current Senate Scoreboard
Bottom Line

Senator Heidi Heitkamp is potentially vulnerable for a single reason—Donald Trump won North Dakota by 36 points. And, she is now facing a top-tier challenger in Representative Kevin Cramer.

The magnitude of Heitkamp’s challenge is highlighted by the fact that she won her Senate seat in 2012 by just a single percentage point. And, that was a year when just about everything was going right politically for the Democrats.

Adding to Cramer’s political appeal in this race is the fact that North Dakota has only one Representative in Congress. As a result, Cramer is already well known throughout the state.

2018 North Dakota Data Card
North Dakota Demographics
Demographic State Nation
Gender 51.3% Male
48.7%% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity 85.0% White/Caucasian
5.5% Native American
2.9% Black/African American
61% White
18% Hispanic
12% Black
5% Asian
2% Two or More
1% Native
Language Other than Eng at Home 5.6% 21.1%
High School Grad Rate 92.4% 87.5%
College Grad Rate 29.6% 31.3%
Per Capita Income $33,339 $31,128
Unemployment 2.7% 4.1
Median Age 35.0 37.9
Population 757952 325.7 mil
Square Miles 69001.1 3,796,742
Population per SqMi 111 185.8
People per Household 2.3 2.7
Foreign Born 3.2% 13.5%
Veteran 8.1% 7.4%
Geographic Mobility 16.8% 14.6%
Data Credits
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile
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House Race: ND-00 (TBD v Campbell)Strong Rep