North Dakota Governor Joins GOP Race

North Dakota Governor
North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum | Image by Doug Burgum/Facebook

North Dakota’s governor on Wednesday became the latest Republican to announce his candidacy for president.

Gov. Doug Burgum declared his intention in a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Wednesday and by filing his official paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.

“When I ran for governor in 2016, we shook up the political establishment — then cut more than a billion dollars in spending, balanced the budget, unleashed energy production, and diversified the economy. This year we achieved pension reform, helped pass term limits, and enacted the biggest tax cut in state history,” Burgum wrote in the newspaper.

Burgum’s decision comes on the heels of former New Jersey Gov. Christie and former Vice President Mike Pence entering the fray. Christie filed his paperwork and held a town hall in New Hampshire on Thursday night. Pence is scheduled for a town hall on Wednesday night.

Other candidates include former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, and radio host Larry Elder, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

“When Joe Biden released his video announcing his re-election campaign, it was shocking what was missing. He failed to articulate any economic vision for the country, he ignored the anxiety of families grappling with inflation, and he looked the other way as a recession looms,” the two-term North Dakota governor wrote in the op-ed.

Burgum was planning a kickoff event later Wednesday in Fargo, N.D.

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