Republicans are trying to change North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer’s mind about challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican leaders are worried about opposition research on state Sen. Tom Campbell, the Washington Examiner reported.
Cramer passed on a Senate run last month after heavy lobbying from President Donald Trump.
“I don’t remember having a problem this unique in previous cycles — where you have incumbent so ripe for the taking and, at this point, no candidates able to get the job done, one Republican source told the Examiner.
But Campbell spokesman Mike Schrimpf dismissed concerns about Campbell’s viability in a statement to the newspaper.
“It’s no surprise that many of the same D.C. insiders who never thought President Trump could win are pitching opposition research against Tom Campbell, who has pledged to be a strong ally of President Trump,” he said. “The truth is many of these issues have already been reported on in North…