Latest Fact-checks on Kevin Cramer Kevin Cramer stated on October 26, 2018 in U.S. Senate debate: "Protections on pre-existing conditions have been there since the 1970s." Kevin Cramer stated on October 18, 2018 in North Dakota Senate debate: "The standard of voting in North Dakota is the easiest in the country." Kevin Cramer stated on July 31, 2018 in a radio interview: "I've always voted for keeping the government open. I’ve never cast a vote to shut down the government." Kevin Cramer stated on May 30, 2018 in radio interview: Says Heidi Heitkamp has "never been interested in" regulatory relief "until all of a sudden I become a candidate for the Senate and put pressure on." Kevin Cramer stated on May 4, 2018 in an interview with Hugh Hewitt: Says Heidi Heitkamp "cast the deciding vote to kill the Congressional Review Act that would have repealed a BLM flaring rule that was designed just for North Dakota."