Port: Doug Burgum fundraising on Donald Trump indictment


MINOT, N.D. — Is your email inbox as stuffed as mine is with campaign fundraising emails from Gov. Doug Burgum?

It’s understandable. Burgum absolutely needs to be on the stage for the GOP’s first presidential debate in Milwaukee, in August, and fundraising is a part of the qualification. And how much Burgum raises is less relevant than how many people he raises it from.

He needs 40,000 individual contributors to make the debate stage, with at least 200 contributions coming from each of 20 different states.

This is a quantity-over-quality situation.

But one recent fundraising pitch was of particular interest in that it invokes a topic Burgum has largely tried to avoid in media interviews.

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