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Burgum campaign raises nearly $1.6M in governor’s race

BISMARCK - Fargo businessman Doug Burgum has raised nearly $1.6 million in his campaign for governor, according to his pre-general election campaign statement filed Friday.

Bernie and Lois Altenburg wait for the Republican district convention to start Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at PRACS in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum speaks during the Republican district convention Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at PRACS in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

BISMARCK – Fargo businessman Doug Burgum has raised nearly $1.6 million in his campaign for governor, according to his pre-general election campaign statement filed Friday.

Since launching his campaign in mid-January, the Republican and former Microsoft executive has raised $1.58 million, including $62,515 in contributions of $200 or less.

“We are thankful for all the support we have received across North Dakota,” Burgum said in an emailed statement Friday.

The Doug Burgum for North Dakota committee reported an ending balance of $151,150 in cash on hand at the end of the pre-general reporting period Sept. 29.

The nearly $1.6 million in contributions includes more than $1.1 million he raised before the June 14 primary election in which he defeated Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem for the GOP nomination.

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Since the primary, Burgum’s biggest single contribution has been $100,000 on Aug. 1 from RGA Right Direction PAC, a political action committee funded by the Republican Governors Association. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates contributed nearly $107,000 before the primary.

The Democratic-NPL Party’s nominee, state Rep. Marvin Nelson of Rolla, had not filed his pre-general statement as of 5 p.m. Friday. Candidates and committees had until midnight Friday to file.

Libertarian Party candidate Marty Riske, who owns a chain of hair salons in Fargo, reported $1,699 in contributions.

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