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ND Vets Being targeted

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North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and her Republican challenger, Rep. Kevin Cramer, are filling the airwaves with campaign ads arguing who is a better friend to veterans.

Veterans are a key constituency in North Dakota, representing almost 9 percent of the population.

Earning their support is pivotal for the Senate seat Heitkamp won six years ago by fewer than 3,000 votes in the deeply conservative state.

North Dakota Veterans Affairs Commissioner Lonnie Wangen says the attack ads have been disappointing and unfair. He says both Cramer and Heitkamp have been strong advocates for veterans and the military.

Eighty-two-year old Army veteran Les Linssen says he's tired of the politicians attacking each other. He says he's glad he has a mute button on his TV.



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