North Dakota's U.S. Senate candidates
agree that Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will
put more focus on budget issues in their campaign.
Democrat Heidi Heitkamp says she's already been talking about
Republican Rick Berg's support for a budget plan that Ryan has been
pushing in the U.S. House.
Heitkamp believes the Ryan budget would hurt Medicare and the
federal farm program.
Berg says Ryan is committed to slowing federal spending growth
and trying to get the nation's debt under control.
He says Heitkamp and President Barack Obama favor continued
spending and raising taxes to help pay for it. Berg says he opposes