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North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum suspends campaign for 2024 GOP presidential nomination

Burgum entered the race in June but was unable to poll above the single digits.

Published: December 4, 2023 11:08am

Updated: December 4, 2023 11:20am

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Monday ended his 2024 presidential campaign as the large Republican primary field narrows. 

Burgum entered the race in June but was unable to poll above the single digits, with the latest average of polls from FiveThirtyEight putting him at 0.7%.

"We launched our campaign for President on June 7 clear-eyed about our mission: bring a business leader and proven governor's voice to the fight for the best of America," his campaign said Monday when it announced his withdrawal from the race.

Former Vice President Mike Pence, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, former Texas Rep. Will Hurd and conservative talkshow host Larry Elder dropped out of the race before Burgum.

In the fourth Republican presidential primary debate scheduled for Wednesday, it appears that former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and potentially former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be on the stage, while former President Donald Trump plans on skipping the event. 

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