Cramer to run for Senate if Heitkamp becomes Ag Secretary

(KFYR) Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer of North Dakota says he will run for Senate, should a vacancy arise.

Democrat Senator Heidi Heitkamp has been vetted for a seat on the incoming administration's cabinet.

Reports are that President-elect Donald Trump is considering Heitkamp for the Secretary of Agriculture position.

"Should a vacancy occur in the North Dakota US Senate seat, I would, in all likelihood be a candidate, and I would announce my intention very shortly after the vacancy occurs, or even prior to that perhaps, if it's announced, yes," says Cramer.

Cramer was interested in and interviewed for Secretary of Energy, but Trump nominated Former Texas Governor Rick Perry for that position.