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Commentary: Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign not saying if staff benefited from the Trump tax cuts she voted against

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. (Photo courtesy of Heitkamp's office)

In my Sunday print column I mentioned something I want to expand on a bit here on the blog.

“Even Heitkamp’s own campaign staff appears to be enjoying the tax reductions,” I wrote after noting that Senator Heidi Heitkamp voted against the Trump tax cuts. “Federal disclosure reports show several of her staffers enjoyed slight bumps in their pay after the tax reform’s passage in keeping with lower rates of tax withholding.”

Here’s what I was writing about.

Julia Krieger, communications director for Heitkamp’s campaign, took home $2,613 for the last pay period of 2017 according to the campaign’s year-end report. She got the same amount for her first pay day in January of 2018, but by the time her second pay day of 2018 rolled around she saw a $127 boost:

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