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Burgum discusses the economy and Iowa before the GOP presidential debate



Minot, North Dakota – Gov. Doug Burgum will hit the stage in Milwaukee for the first Republican Presidential Debate in less than a week.

Burgum recently finished a week of campaigning at state fairs in Iowa and New Hampshire, where he spoke with prospective voters and presented his case for the nomination.

KMOT’s Joe Skurzewski asked the governor what he had learned from his time in Iowa during a portion of a one-on-one interview on Monday.

The expense of living, he claimed, has been one of the major talking themes.

“Everybody’s paying more for their food, for their energy. It’s just crazy how backward we’ve got the economy going right now. And whether it’s, you know, interest rates, the highest they’ve been in 22 years, the national debt rating being lowered. Whether it’s just runaway inflation or whether it’s, you know, paying too much for their heating oil, too much for their electricity, too much for their gas,” said Burgum.

We also discussed a range of subjects with the governor, including national security and debate preparation.

Next week, Joe Skurzewski will provide coverage of the debate from Milwaukee.