Election Night in North Dakota | Video| 11/7/2012
She won the seat being vacated by retiring Senator Kent Conrad. Around 2:00 this morning Heitkamp thanked her supporters for believing in her campaign.
Heitkamp becomes the second female senator from North Dakota. Jocelyn Burdick served in place of her husband in 1992. This makes Heitkamp the state`s first woman elected to the Senate.
Berg conceded the election this afternoon.
While the Senate election was a nail-biter, the Governor`s race was never in doubt. Jack Dalrymple was elected to his first full term in office, receiving 63 percent of the vote. The Governor credited his campaign team for his victory.
"...and to North Dakota GOP, I`ll tell you what, if you were out at headquarters at all this year and you saw the team and you saw the chemistry you the saw the energy, that was going on down there, we has everybody working together and had a lot of fun doing it. To the GOP and the victory team, just get out the vote was phenomenal and is really going to show up in the final results here. We`re so proud of them.">
Dalrymple first took office two years ago after, then Governor, John Hoeven was elected to the U.S. Senate.
Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer is headed to the U.S. House of Representatives. He defeated Democratic opponent Pam Gulleson to win the vacant seat. Cramer told supporters that he was ready to represent North Dakota in Washington.
"It is my intention to put together a first-class team of professionals who share North Dakota`s values, that will come to work either in the North Dakota office or the Washington office. People who share our principles and our values... Who are ready to also roll up their sleeves and go to work for the things that matter most..."
Cramer has served as the state Public Service Commissioner since 2003.