BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Rep. Kevin Cramer is lined up to launch his U.S. Senate campaign at an evening rally in Bismarck.

The "Cramer for Senate Announcement and Rally" is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Ramada Bismarck.

Cramer's announcement comes about a month after he first passed up the race.

But the Republican came under intense pressure from his party to reconsider over fears that it was handing Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp an easy re-election.