Port: How much is Doug Burgum willing to spend to qualify for the GOP’s second debate?


MINOT, N.D. — After much ballyhoo about Gov. Doug Burgum’s gift card gimmick — a tactic some of his competitors in the GOP’s presidential sweepstakes are now emulating — he qualified for the first Republican debate to be held Aug. 23 in Milwaukee.

That event hasn’t happened yet, but it’s happy news for the candidate that he is already halfway to qualifying for the second debate, to be held Sept. 27 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

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