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Heitkamp to Serve on Senate Agriculture Committee

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Just over 24 hours after U.S. Senate candidate Rick Berg conceded, the first woman ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate in North Dakota says "thank you" to her supporters.

It's been a long year for Heidi Heitkamp, and an especially long past couple of days. We were there when she took the stage at the Democratic election party about 2:00 AM yesterday in Bismarck, and today she's kicking off her "thank you" tour.

Heitkamp says she spoke with Rick Berg twice yesterday and believe that says a lot about congressman Berg; Senator Kent Conrad told Heidi he's only once received a phone call from an opponent he's run against.

There's no time for slowing down now that she's been elected, and coming up in our six o'clock broadcast, we'll take an closer look at the promises Heidi made on the campaign trail and how she plans on seeing them through.



Democratic U.S. senator-elect Heidi Heitkamp says she has been asked to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Heitkamp narrowly defeated Republican Rick Berg in Tuesday's election. She said during an appearance in Fargo on Thursday that Michigan senator Debbie Stabenow (D) has asked her to fill the spot on the Agriculture Committee.

Heitkamp says she would like to see a farm bill passed during the lame duck session of Congress.

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