Republicans are looking for a win in North Dakota's U.S. Senate race to help them gain control of the chamber and Congress.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Republicans are looking for a win in North Dakota's U.S. Senate race to help them gain control of the chamber and Congress.
Republican Rep. Rick Berg and Democrat Heidi Heitkamp are competing for the seat being left open by the retirement of Democrat Kent Conrad.
Conrad is leaving after 26 years in office.
Berg was elected to the U.S. House in 2010 and hopes to move from the House to the Senate after just one term.
Heitkamp is a former state tax commissioner and attorney general who is running her sixth statewide campaign.
Much of Berg's campaign has focused on Heitkamp's support for Democrat President Barack Obama and his health care overhaul.
The president did not carry heavily Republican North Dakota in 2008 and was not expected to this year.
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