“If Gov. Burgum’s people win it will be a huge blow to conservatism,” state Rep. Rick Becker said on this episode of Plain Talk.
Becker is a Republican lawmaker from Bismarck and a founder of the Bastiat Caucus of conservatives in the Legislature. He was responding to a question about Gov. Doug Burgum’s involvement in the NDGOP primary season.
Burgum has backed several candidates in contested legislative primaries across the state, as well a state Rep. Thomas Beadle in the NDGOP’s nomination race for Treasurer, and he’s put about $2 million of his own money behind the effort.