Berg won’t seek Senate race rematch with Heitkamp
BISMARCK -- Rick Berg, the former North Dakota Republican congressman from Fargo who lost a tight race to Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in 2012, won’t seek a rematch this year, he said Thursday, Jan. 11.
Berg’s announcement came the same day Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer said he would seek re-election to the U.S. House, declining a run against North Dakota’s only Democrat elected to statewide office.
“We love being in North Dakota,” Berg told Forum News Service.
After serving in the state Legislature for more than two decades, Berg spent one term in the U.S. House after defeating Democrat Earl Pomeroy in 2010. He lost to Heitkamp in 2012 by less than 3,000 votes, a margin of victory of less than 1 percent.