Commentary: Will North Dakotans care about Gary Emineth’s intemperate social media postings?


On Sunday some dummy wrote a print column about how North Dakota’s Democrats should avoid hubris when it comes to the U.S. Senate race this year. That dummy was me, and my point was that 2018 Democrats talking about Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s chances of re-election have begun to sound like Republicans in 2012 talking about Rick Berg’s chances of beating Heitkamp.

I do think Democrats should be cautious. I do think Heitkamp is a lot more vulnerable than our liberal friends would like to admit. But given the state of the NDGOP’s field of candidates, maybe the Dems are right to be cocky.

Last night some CNN reporters wrote a story about U.S. Senate candidate Gary Emineth’s propensity for intemperate social media postings. Contemporaneous to announcing his Senate campaign Emineth attempted to scrub his social media history.

The internet, however, is forever.

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