Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) is in a race for her political life this year.
President Trump won North Dakota by 36 points in 2016.
So these numbers were the last thing she ever wanted to see.
When the GDP numbers were released showing the economy roared last quarter with a 4.1% growth rate, Democrats everywhere shuddered.
And North Dakota’s GOP was quick to pounce, slamming Heidi Heitkamp for her opposition to Trump’s policies.
The Washington Times reports:
“The U.S. economy accelerated to a 4.1% pace of growth, a clear win for President Trump’s pro-growth policies and his economic agenda that Heidi Heitkamp so rigidly opposes,” the North Dakota Republican Party said in an email to voters.
“It’s no wonder Heidi Heitkamp campaigned so hard in 2016 for her fellow liberal Hillary Clinton, who said the President’s policies ‘would throw us into a recession,’ ” it said.
Other vulnerable Senate Democrats should expect to get hit with a similar message.
“Heidi Heitkamp has stood firmly in opposition to the Trump agenda that’s brought us great economic growth,” said North Dakota Republican Party spokesman Jake Wilkins. “The Hillary-Heidi agenda of higher taxers and harmful regulations is out-of-touch with the needs of North Dakota, and voters will remember that in November.”
Americans should be excited by the growing economy.
Democrats have every reason not to be.
As Renewed Right has written about in the past, prominent liberals like Bill Maher admit they’re rooting for a recession.
They know their electoral success depends on the failure of the Trump agenda.
That’s why they’ve tried to obstruct it every step of the way.
But Republicans have accomplished a good deal, despite the Democrats’ obstructionism, including passing Trump’s tax cuts and rollback of Barack Obama’s economy killing regulations.
Should Democrats like Heidi Heitkamp fear Trump’s policies making America great again?
Let us know in the comments below!