LETTER: Negative campaign reflects poorly on candidate Burgum
While watching the Republican campaign for governor, I have been disheartened to see the tone Doug Burgum has brought to the race. His negative advertising has no place in a race this important. His willingness to distort the truth and misreprese...
While watching the Republican campaign for governor, I have been disheartened to see the tone Doug Burgum has brought to the race. His negative advertising has no place in a race this important. His willingness to distort the truth and misrepresent Wayne Stenehjem concerns me not only as it applies to this race, but also for what it means Burgum would be willing to do and say if he were governor.
I don't believe his character will change if he gets elected. He appears to be someone who operates by the creed "the ends justify the means." That is not who I want as the governor of my state.
I believe people show their character not only by how they present themselves, but also by how they are willing to treat others. During this campaign, I have noticed that Stenehjem is spending his time talking about what he has to offer to the state, as well as sharing what he has done over the years for the people of North Dakota.
Burgum has chosen only to attack Stenehjem while not giving us any idea of his vision. In fact, he won't even answer the tough questions that we have a right to know the answers to before casting our vote.
Burgum has it wrong: Stenehjem is exactly who we think he is, a person who acts with the best interests of North Dakota and its residents.
I urge Herald readers to join me in supporting Stenehjem for governor, not only because he is the man with the character, integrity and experience needed to lead our state, but also to give his opponent the message that we will not support attack ads, lies and negative campaigning.