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Doug Burgum Appears To Be Polling Ahead Of Gubernatorial Race Announcement

Doug Burgum Appears To Be Polling Ahead Of Gubernatorial Race Announcement

Earlier this week I wrote that Doug Burgum is the known unknown of the 2016 election cycle. He’s made it clear that he’s very interested in running for governor, and that if he did run it would be as a Republican. He’s also said that he’d announce a decision in January. When I contacted his

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Doug Burgum Is The Known Unknown Of The 2016 Election Cycle

For Republicans their table seems largely set for the statewide ballot in 2016, but there’s still one major wildcard out there. What will Fargo businessman Doug Burgum do? Burgum has been flirting with a run for governor for months now, since news broke that Governor Jack Dalrymple wouldn’t be seeking another term. When I last

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Doug Burgum Would Definitely Run As A Republican, Not Considering A Run For Mayor

Doug Burgum showed up at Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s gubernatorial campaign announcement in Fargo today, and boy did that set gums flapping in political circles. Burgum is considering a run for governor himself, after all. What portent does his attendance at Stenehjem’s event hold? Interestingly enough, just as I was considering writing a post about this

Senator Tom Campbell Says He's Not Running For Governor, Treasurer Schmidt To Make Announcement

“As I’ve traveled the state, I’ve been encouraged by the positive feedback I’ve received regarding my exploratory committee for governor,” state Senator Tom Campbell said in a press release today. “But after careful consideration, my family and I have decided now is not the time to join the race. I will continue to fight for strong Republican leadership in

Gubernatorial Update: Campbell Probably Out, Burgum Still Mulling A Run

State Senator Tom Campbell, a Republican from Grafton, has been contemplating a run for governor for weeks now. According to a press release he sent out yesterday (see below) he plans to finally announce his intentions in a press conference in Bismarck on Monday. Opinions in the political rumor mill are unanimous in saying that

Republicans Get 6th Potential Governor Candidate, Democrats Still Looking For One

We’re still 192 days out from the NDGOP endorsing convention on April 1st, but already Republicans have a half dozen potential candidates for the state’s first open gubernatorial election since 2000. Treasurer Kelly Schmidt, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, state Senator Tom Campbell, Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley, and Fargo businessman Doug Burgum have said they’re considering

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Democrats Want Doug Burgum To Run For Governor Really, Really Bad

On his show this morning I’m told that Fargo-based left-wing talker Joel Heitkamp was touting some poll results from a West Fargo-based firm which show that Fargo businessman Doug Burgum has a good shot at becoming governor should he run. Heitkamp was trying to pretend like he wasn’t responsible for the polling, but KFGO apparently

Heidi Heitkamp Isn't Running For Governor, Now What?

Earlier today Senator Heidi Heitkamp announced that she’s not running for governor in 2016 (during a call-in to a left wing radio show from Washington DC, if that didn’t make it obvious what her decision was). Now what? First, let’s look at what this means on the right side of politics. Republicans, even despite the

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Did The North Dakota Governor's Race Just Get Its Very Own Donald Trump Candidate?

Yesterday Governor Jack Dalrymple surprised political circles in the state (anyone telling you they weren’t surprised is lying) when he announced that he wouldn’t be running for re-election. Immediately speculation turned to who might run for Governor in Dalrymple’s place, both for Republicans and Democrats. On the right Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley and Attorney General