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Team Doug Weekly Round-Up: August 26

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This week, Doug Burgum agreed to three debates, was on the radio, and participated in a debate in Bismarck. Meanwhile, Lt. Governor candidate Brent Sanford spoke at the UAS Summit in Grand Forks, and gave remarks about accessibility to clean water at the North Dakota Legislative Management meeting in Watford City as well.

Bottom line, it was another successful week for the Burgum Sanford campaign.  Below is a quick recap along with a preview of what’s in store for next week.

– Team Doug

Driving The News … 

The Associated Press reported on the three debates for North Dakota’s gubernatorial race.  Two men vying to be North Dakota’s next governor will participate in three debates before Election Day. Republican Doug Burgum and Democrat Marvin Nelson will debate Thursday in Bismarck, Oct. 3 also at the state’s capital and Oct. 10 in Fargo. Prairie Public Television will air the Oct. 10 debate two days later. Burgum, a former Microsoft executive, in a statement on Monday said the debates will allow voters to learn about how the state can move “forward in the 21st century.”

In their first debate, Doug addressed how we can build a new economy for North Dakota.  As KVRR-TV reports:  The state’s economy was front and center in the first gubernatorial debate of the election season. Republican Doug Burgum, Democrat Marvin Nelson and Libertarian Marty Riske took the stage in Bismarck. … [Burgum said,] one of his top priorities is diversifying the economy. He says red tape is stifling innovation in the state. Burgum says, “If someone can go online and create an LLC in Minnesota in a half an hour online. It takes weeks in North Dakota. We have to streamline some of that.”

Valley News Live reports that at the debate, Doug stressed that he wants to make North Dakota more efficient.  North Dakota’s three candidates for governor shared the stage Thursday for the first time.  The ND Gubernatorial Forum gave Republican candidate Doug Burgum, Democratic candidate Marvin Nelson and Libertarian Martin Riske a chance to share their ideas for how make the state a better place.  Burgum says he wants to make state government more efficient.

The Bismarck Tribune reported that Doug outlined his optimistic vision that addressed mental health issues in North Dakota.  Burgum took a more optimistic tone despite lamenting dozens of overdoses and several deaths in the Fargo area in recent months. He acknowledged that the problem will take a coalition effort and willpower to achieve results. “This is not something the state can solve itself,” Burgum said. Burgum said it will require input from law enforcement, faith-based organizations and community leaders.

Doug also said that if elected he will pushback on the federal government’s job-killing regulations that are hampering North Dakota’s economy. As theFargo Forum reports:  Burgum said he sees pushing back on the federal government on regulations hampering the state’s oil, coal and agriculture industries as “an important job as governor.”

Highlights From The Debate …

Doug On Diversifying North Dakota’s Economy …
We’ve got to become more technologically savvy in agriculture, energy, healthcare & education

Doug’s Priorities For North Dakota …
Balance the budget without raising taxes, reinvent government, treat taxpayers like customers and diversify our economy

North Dakota GOP Chairman Kelly Armstrong Says Doug Won The First Debate …

Social Media Recap …

Upcoming Events …

Tomorrow, Doug will be tailgating before the North Dakota State University’s game that starts at 6:30 PM.  

Additionally he will embark on a Western North Dakota tour with Brent Sanford. The tour includes a visit to Dickinson on September 1 at 5:30 PM. Additionally, on Friday, September 2, Doug will attend a breakfast in Richardton at 8:30 AM and wrap up his tour by attending the high school football game between Linton and South Border.