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Published August 01, 2013, 05:13 PM

Heitkamp holds an online town hall meeting

(WDAY TV) -- She may be at the U.S. Capitol today, but that did not stop Senator Heidi Heitkamp from hosting a town hall this morning.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- She may be at the U.S. Capitol today, but that did not stop Senator Heidi Heitkamp from hosting a town hall this morning.

Heitkamp took advantage of social media to connect with constituents in her first Twitter Town Hall.

The focus was education. Users submitted questions using hashtag Ask-Heidi-H.

It's the first time a North Dakota Senator has taken to the Internet for a live town hall.

Heitkamp says, "This is an amazing opportunity to reach out to people who otherwise would not have an opportunity to have input on public policy. We picked education because education is absolutely critical to our future."

Heitkamp says she plans to host more Twitter Town Hall meetings on a variety for issues.

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