BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Democratic Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp said President Barack Obama's energy policy is ``wrong'' and he should replace his energy secretary and Environmental Protection Agency director.
Her remarks came during a Chamber of Commerce forum Thursday night with Republican opponent Rick Berg. It focused on energy and health care issues.
A recent poll showed Heitkamp and Berg in a dead heat.
Berg said a broader energy policy that includes oil and coal development will help provide jobs and ``ignite America's fires again.''
Heitkamp has said Obama is hostile to oil and coal development. She said Thursday she'd tell the president he is ``wrong on energy and headed in the wrong direction.''
She said Obama needs to replace Energy Secretary Steven Chu and EPA administrator Lisa Jackson.