According to a reliable source, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum was taken to an emergency room in Milwaukee on Tuesday after sustaining an injury while playing basketball with his staff.
The source reported that the 67-year-old presidential candidate’s participation in the impending GOP primary debate on Wednesday night is uncertain, thereby generating doubts about his attendance.
Burgum is one of the eight candidates participating in the debate. On Wednesday afternoon, all candidates will be given a tour of the venue for the event. It remains uncertain whether the governor of North Dakota will attend.
The discussion is scheduled to air at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Fox News.
During the Wednesday evening event, the Republican governor, who amassed a substantial fortune as a software entrepreneur, described himself as the least recognizable candidate. During his Sunday appearance on NBC, he stated that his success in the debate would be determined by his ability to clarify his identity, the principles he upholds, and the reasons for his candidacy.
The candidate met the Republican National Committee’s requirement of obtaining 40,000 unique donors in order to qualify for the July debate. This accomplishment was made possible by the candidate’s strategy of rewarding benefactors with $20 gift cards in exchange for $1 contributions. Subsequently, he met the polling requirements and signed the commitment to endorse the eventual Republican Party nominee, both of which were mandated by the Republican National Committee (RNC) for participation in the Wednesday evening debate.
In June of 2024, Governor Burgum, who is currently serving his second term as North Dakota’s governor, announced his candidacy for the presidency. Notably, his name recognition is lower than that of other candidates vying for the Republican Party’s nomination. His campaign focuses primarily on the economy, energy, and national security.