Heidi Heitkamp Labels Women as Sexual Assault Survivors in Ad–Without Their Consent

Breitbart | 10/16/2018 | Staff
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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) ran a campaign ad this week labeling several women, without their consent, as sexual assault survivors in an attempt to attack Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND).

Sen. Heitkamp recently ran an ad as an open letter from sexual assault survivors to Rep. Cramer, Heitkamp’s Republican challenger for the North Dakota Senate seat.

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The campaign ad contended that Cramer made insensitive comments regarding the sexual assault accusation against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh; however, at least four women came out on Tuesday claiming they never gave consent to be named in Heitkamp’s ad:

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Kady Miller of Bismarck, North Dakota, said in a Facebook post, “A lot of these people listed, including me, did not give anyone permission for our names to be posted”:

“I don’t even support Heidi Heitkamp, and I am not a domestic abuse survivor,” Miller added.

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Other women also spoke out, saying they never permitted the Heitkamp campaign to use their names.

Keeley Beck of Mandan, North Dakota, said Heitkamp included her name without permission. Beck wrote on Facebook:

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I am reaching out and writing to you now to tell you that this article that you have written is a sham. You should be ashamed of yourself no matter how just or heroic you think you were being. I NEVER gave my consent or permission, written or verbal, to be involved in anything like this: for, against, or personally affected:

Lexi Zhorela of Bismarck also revealed she never gave permission for the ad.

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“This is not about politics—this is about someone trying to get a message across—in a horrible- CRUEL- way,” Zhorela wrote on Facebook.

Eve Lancaster of Bismarck said in a separate post that she was “disgusted” and “furious” that the Heitkamp campaign included her name in...
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