Democratic-NPL Chair’s Statement On Burgum’s “Big” Announcement

Today, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum enters the 2024 race to become U.S. President. Former Vice-President Mike Pence also announced his presidential bid this morning.

North Dakota Democratic-NPL Chair Adam Goldwyn remarked, “In June of 2016, many Democrats were relieved when Doug Burgum defeated the good-ole’ boys, thinking he’d bring fresh air to the capitol. So it was with great disappointment to watch how Burgum’s ambition to become President and his need to win a Republican primary fueled by hate and fear has resulted in policies that have taken away the rights and freedoms of North Dakotans. He signed one of the strictest abortion bans in the nation and threatened doctors, nurses, and other health care workers with jail; banned books and penalized librarians and teachers; and sold out North Dakota’s family farmers to multinational corporations. The last thing the country needs is another bored billionaire whose need for attention is greater than his commitment to the American people as the President of the greatest country in the world. Burgum’s Presidential campaign will be short, but the harm he has done to North Dakotans will last generations.

The Republican Primary field already includes Former President Donald Trump, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and several others.

Past statements from the North Dakota Democratic-NPL on Burgum’s Leadership:

Democratic-NPL leaders admonish anti-LGBTQ+ bills signed into law
Democratic-NPL Statement on Burgum Signing Anti-LGBTQ Bill
Democratic-NPL Lawmakers Respond to State of the State Address
Dem-NPL Legislators Say Governor’s Budget a Good Start in Some Areas, Falls Short in Others
Dem-NPL Lawmakers dismiss Burgum Tax Proposal as “Just another giveaway to the wealthy”
Dem-NPL Chair Reacts To Governor’s So-Called “Red Tape Reduction Working Group”
Democratic-NPL Chair’s statement on Burgum’s enormous political contributions