Bismarck  (Forum News Service) Rep. Kevin Cramer will seek re-election to the U.S. House, bypassing a matchup against Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp this year.

The decision is supported by  comments, Republican Cramer, a three-term congressman, made Thursday, Januanry 11th, on radio to KFYR talk show host Scott Hennen and a statement issued by another Republican who is seeking the matchup against Heitkamp.