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Heitkamp to join Trump on Air Force One for N.D. tax reform speech

Shawna Noel Widdel / AP

Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp will fly with President Trump on Air Force One to join him for his tax reform speech Wednesday in her home state of North Dakota.

Why it matters: Heitkamp, a red state Dem, is the first Senator in her party to align herself in any meaningful way with Trump's push for tax reform. This is also the first evidence that the Trump administration is reaching out to — not simply berating — red-state Democrats on the issue. Taxes are a key issue in Heitkamp's home state, where polling shows that 72.8% of people support reform.