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Nearly $1 million donated to campaign contributions by Gov. Burgum



Bismarck, North Dakota – Doug Burgum, the Republican governor of North Dakota and a wealthy former software executive, has given almost $1 million of his own money to campaign contributions ahead of the state’s primary election campaign.

Much of the money has been put into a political action campaign to defeat far-right Republican candidates or others who disagree with Burgum’s spending and policy goals.

The political action group received more than $3.2 million in contributions from Burgum in the year 2020. In addition, Burgum gave more than $1.3 million to his own election campaign that was held two years ago.

Burgum has refused to comment on the campaign spending.