FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum was taking victory laps Wednesday after the state’s primary election, not only for himself but for two GOP candidates he backed against a longtime lawmaker seeking reelection.
Burgum’s favored candidates, David Andahl and Dave Nehring, held significant leads over House Appropriations Chairman Jeff Delzer.
The final outcome won’t be known until Monday as absentee results are still arriving.
Delzer has disagreed with several lawmakers over the years who thought his fiscal restraint got in the way of progress.
Burgum, a former software executive, chipped in $1.85 million to a political action campaign that set its sights on defeating Delzer.