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Letter: Gov. Burgum needs a lesson in 'N.D. nice'

Tracy writes, "Burgum may be the first ND governor who has chosen this route to accumulate power in the state’s history. This type of behavior may be just a small part of the arrogance the governor sometimes displays as he attempts to get his own way."

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In North Dakota the expression “North Dakota nice” is often heard. A similar shared mind set in ND might also be “North Dakota fair.” Overall North Dakotans, it might be “fair” to say, appreciate and expect a level playing field in life in general and especially in politics.

Too bad that Gov. Burgum does not appear to accept what most people who live in ND believe in.

It has recently been brought forth by the media and others that he is and has been using his extreme wealth to influence voters in certain Republican primary races against conservative opponents who disagree with him . Most cannot come close to matching his contributions.

Burgum may be the first ND governor who has chosen this route to accumulate power in the state’s history. This type of behavior may be just a small part of the arrogance the governor sometimes displays as he attempts to get his own way.

Not very North Dakota nice….. Or some might agree North Dakota fair.

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Candidates who have accepted and who are accepting the governor’s handouts might want to rethink whether or not it is worth it in the long run as voters begin to realize what is happening.

Tom Tracy lives in Jamestown, N.D.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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