A recent letter to the editor by one David Wells attacks my credibility.

“I believe some clarification is in order regarding Rob Port’s description of Democrat Heidi Heitkamp’s political career in his July 17th column. Port is either woefully ignorant of Heitkamp’s political history or he is making a deliberate attempt to deceive Forum readers to advance his bias (more likely),” Wells writes.

His beef? Supposedly I mischaracterized former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s political history.

“Port refers to Heitkamp’s ‘…one, flukey electoral victory…’ [US Senate] as a dumb reason for Democrats to listen to Heitkamp. It should be noted that Heitkamp was elected state tax commissioner in 1986 with 66% of the votes and remained in that capacity until 1992. She was elected attorney general in 1992 and again in 1996 with 62% and 64% of the votes respectively,” Wells writes.

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