BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Wealthy former software executive and North Dakota GOP Gov. Doug Burgum has personally shelled out nearly $1 million ahead of the state’s primary election in campaign contributions.

Most of the money has gone to political action campaign that historically has focused on defeating Republican far-right candidates or those who do not agree with Burgum’s spending and policy goals.

In 2020, Burgum contributed more than $3.2 million to the political action committee. Burgum also contributed more than $1.3 million to his own campaign two years ago.

Burgum has declined interviews with The Associated Press to discuss the campaign spending.