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Another Republican Governor Will Join 2024 Presidential Race

Governor Ron DeSantis is not the only Republican governor running in the 2024 presidential race but the governor of North Dakota is expected to launch his bid this week.

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum who has served two terms as the governor of North Dakota is expected to officially launch his campaign on June 7th.

Burgum is a former software CEO and is already shooting tv ads for his presidential bid.

Fox News broke the story:

Get ready for another candidate in the burgeoning field of Republican presidential contenders.

A presidential campaign launch by two-term North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, a former software company CEO, is imminent, with a major announcement in Fargo, North Dakota planned for June 7, sources familiar with his plans confirmed to Fox News on Friday.

Burgum has been moving closer to launching a presidential campaign, and last week Fox News was first to report that the governor was shooting TV ads in preparation for a White House run. And in recent weeks Burgum had also begun working with political consultants with presidential campaign experience.

And Burgum earlier this spring made a trip to Iowa, the state that leads off the GOP presidential nominating calendar.

Per NBC News:

The last time Doug Burgum took such a colossal risk, the software company he bought into by borrowing money against his family’s farm eventually turned into a billion-dollar deal with Microsoft that would seed his venture into politics.

Now a two-term North Dakota governor, Burgum has something even more audacious in mind: Running for president in a Republican primary field that this week gained another popular two-term governor — one with a much higher profile, Florida’s Ron DeSantis.

Burgum, who is expected to launch his campaign in the coming weeks, would enter the race somewhere between afterthought and asterisk. One poll this week placed him at 1%, far behind DeSantis and front-running former President Donald Trump.

The challenges and doubts he faced 40 years ago when he bet the farm on software aren’t unlike those Burgum, 66, faces today. Back then, there were more competitors and fewer customers than he had realized. Burgum wrestled with those parallels this week before leading a tour to the small rural town in which he grew up where his family has operated a grain elevator since 1906.


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