BISMARCK, ND (AP) — Doug Burgum, a wealthy former software executive and Republican governor of North Dakota, has personally shelled out nearly $1 million ahead of the state’s primary election in campaign contributions.
Most of the money went to a political action campaign that has historically focused on defeating far-right Republican candidates or those who disagree with Burgum’s political and spending goals.
In 2020, Burgum contributed more than $3.2 million to the political action committee. Burgum also contributed more than $1.3 million to his own campaign two years ago.
Burgum has declined to meet with The Associated Press to discuss campaign spending.