Plain Talk: What must Doug Burgum do to become a presidential contender?


MINOT, N.D. — In 2016, I covered the North Dakota Republican Party’s state convention alongside reporter Dave Weigel, then of The Washington Post, who currently works for Semafor .

Weigel and I watched a gubernatorial candidate and political newbie named Doug Burgum take third in the vote of convention delegates behind his fellow Republicans Rick Becker and Wayne Stenehjem.

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