MINOT, N.D. — There has been much whinging from the Bastiat wing of the North Dakota Republican Party about the political spending of Gov. Doug Burgum this election cycle.
He used a political committee, funded mostly with his own money and staffed with his people, to back a slate of candidates in the primaries, many of them opponents of Bastiat Caucus candidates.
Burgum was mostly successful; the Bastiats are feeling chapped and promising revenge.
As we’ve entered the general election voting period, Burgum’s committee, called the Dakota Leadership PAC, has seemingly been most focused on promoting the re-election of incumbent Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and opposing Measure 1.