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Plain Talk: Democratic Senate candidate rips incumbent Hoeven for being out of touch with voters

Is U.S. Senator John Hoeven too wealthy to be in touch with North Dakota voters? Kristina Christiansen, a candidate for the Democratic-NPL's endorsement in North Dakota's Senate race, made that argument on this episode of Plain Talk.

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Engineering professor Katrina Christiansen is running for U.S. Senate as a Democrat in 2022.
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Minot, N.D. — Is U.S. Senator John Hoeven too wealthy to be in touch with North Dakota voters?

Katrina Christiansen, a candidate for the Democratic-NPL's endorsement in North Dakota's Senate race, made that argument on this episode of Plain Talk.

Joining Wednesday co-host Chad Oban and I, Christiansen said Hoeven is too busy living up to Republican talking points from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to focus on North Dakota's values. If elected, she says she'll use her experience as an engineer (she's an engineering professor at the University of Jamestown) to find solutions to America's problems.

On this episode, Oban and I also talk about the theatrics at President Joe Biden's State of the Union address. Is it a good thing for members of Congress to heckle the president of the United States?

No, it's not.

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Is it a savvy move for a politician who wants to get attention and raise money?

Yes, sadly, it is.

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There sure are a lot of liberals and Democrats working very hard to elect to Congress someone who claims she would vote for Republican leadership there. Don't actions speak louder than words?

Opinion by Rob Port
Rob Port is a news reporter, columnist, and podcast host for the Forum News Service. He has an extensive background in investigations and public records. He has covered political events in North Dakota and the upper Midwest for two decades. Reach him at rport@forumcomm.com. Click here to subscribe to his Plain Talk podcast.
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