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Heitkamp says no to Kavanaugh, citing temperament


October 5, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's decision to vote against Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court defies her state's heavy support for President Donald Trump, but could boost the vulnerable Democrat's standing with independents and women.

In a politically fraught decision Thursday just a month before the Nov. 6 election, Heitkamp cited concerns about the federal judge's temperament in announcing her opposition. Heitkamp was one of a handful of senators who had not declared how she intended to vote.

"In my judgment, Judge Kavanaugh is not someone we want o...

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