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Commentary: Women say Heitkamp campaign identified them as sexual assault survivors without their permission

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) meets with farmers and ranchers at the Cavalier County Library in Langdon, N.D., July 14, 2018. During the 2018 midterm elections, Heitkamp is grappling with a Supreme Court pick, a trade war, a hostile president and a well-known Republican challenger. (Tim Gruber/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Recently Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign ran an ad (see below) formulated as an open letter sent to Congressman Kevin Cramer by survivors of sexual assault.

The letter purports that some of Cramer’s recent comments about the controversy surrounding the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were insensitive, but at least four of the women named in the ad feel like they got the raw end of the deal.

Kady Miller of Bismarck is one of the women named in the ad, but says in a Facebook post that “A lot of these people listed, including me, did not give anyone permission for our names to be posted.”

Click here to continue reading the post on Rob Port's Say Anything blog.

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