Burgum donates $935K to conservative PAC
BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - Gov. Doug Burgum, R-ND, is spending big money on his candidates again this year.
According to campaign finance records, available on the North Dakota Secretary of State’s website, Burgum has personally donated nearly $1 million in the past month to the Dakota Leadership PAC, a multi-candidate committee that spent nearly $3.5 million on advertising in 2020.
In 2020, Dakota Leadership PAC targeted, among others, Rep. Jeff Delzer, R-Underwood, chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, who has stifled Burgum’s spending efforts.
Delzer lost to David Andahl, whom Burgum supported before Andahl died from COVID-19, resulting in Delzer’s appointment.
Regarding the governor’s donations this month, Burgum campaign spokesman Dawson Schefter said: “The governor has been an active donor to Republican candidates and causes for years and strongly supports the mission of Dakota Leadership PAC.”
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