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Commentary: Heitkamp chief of staff, without irony, says the senator’s key to success is to 'get out and talk to people'

Heitkamp Chief of Staff Tessa Gould Jamestown Sun

Politico has made a “power list” of “women to watch” in Washington D.C., and on that list is North Dakota’s own Tessa Gould.

Gould is Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s chief of staff, well known the media types in the state as the person who will send you nasty emails and shout at you on the phone if your news outlet publishes things critical of Heitkamp.

To Politico Gould credits herself with Heitkamp’s upset victory over Republican Rick Berg in 2012, and says the key to Democrats winning in red states like North Dakota is getting the Senator out to talk to people.

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