Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., needs a miracle worker. But the best she could get was a K Street lobbyist.

The North Dakota Democrat invited former Democratic Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu. The two are phone-banking in Fargo for the day. It is absolutely bizarre.

Absent a miracle, Heitkamp will lose to Republican challenger Rep. Kevin Cramer. She trails by 14 points — a deficit that maybe someone with star power like former Vice President Joe Biden could help erase, but not Landrieu. Honestly it would make more sense if Landrieu was flying north to interview Heitkamp for a lobbying gig after her time in the Senate comes to a close.

Landrieu is still influential, to be sure, just in Congress, not on the campaign trail. She packed up her Senate office after losing badly in 2014 and moved quickly to lobbying shop Van Ness Feldman. These days, the former senator lobbies on energy issues and otherwise keeps a low public profile, which is why it makes no sense for her to be in North Dakota.

Also, aside from the odd Cajun transplant who has moved north from Louisiana in the last four years, no one outside the world of politics will know Landrieu. Chances are good in deep-red North Dakota that any voter who looks up the former senator won’t like what they find either. Landrieu supported abortion, gun control, and Obamacare while in the Senate. Hardly a history that helps Heitkamp.