Republican North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum expected to launch presidential campaign June 7: sources

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

A presidential campaign launch by two-term North Dakota Gov. Doug Burguma 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.


North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum speaks at the state Capitol on April 10, 2020, in Bismarck, North Dakota. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

The governor, who is not known well outside of North Dakota, would be considered a dark-horse contender in a field of actual and expected 2024 GOP presidential candidates with much higher name identification, including the current clear front-runner former President Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Vice

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