Cramer set to launch Senate campaign at evening rally

February 16, 2018

FILE - In this May 26, 2016, file photo, North Dakota Republican state Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks in Bismarck, N.D. Cramer will announce Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, he is entering North Dakota's Senate race, a move that would give Republicans the candidate they hoped would take on Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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.

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