North Dakota's highest-fundraising legislative candidates are mix of new, old

24 Oct 2022

Top fundraising candidates in North Dakota's legislative races include a newcomer in a competitive Bismarck race, and also several longtime incumbents in rural districts.

Meanwhile, Gov. Doug Burgum has given nearly $1.4 million this year to a political group run by former advisers that has targeted fellow Republicans in primary elections, where party members compete against one another to advance to the general election. It's unclear where the Dakota Leadership PAC is spending money this fall.

North Dakota's 139 legislative candidates had raised a combined $1.79 million as of Thursday, according to a Tribune analysis of campaign finance filings. 

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