Eight Presidential campaigns complete NDGOP caucus requirements

(Bismarck, ND) – Eight presidential campaigns have fulfilled all prerequisites for the NDGOP Presidential Caucus scheduled for March 4, 2024.

Robert W. Harms, Chairman of the ND Republican Presidential Caucus Committee, confirmed that campaigns for the following individuals have qualified for the caucus. The candidates are:

  • Doug Burgum, Governor of North Dakota (withdrawn)
  • Donald Trump, former President
  • Nikki Haley, former Governor and UN Ambassador
  • Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida
  • Vivek Ramaswamy, entrepreneur
  • Chris Christie, former Governor of New Jersey
  • Ryan Binkley, businessman and pastor
  • David Stuckenberg, Air Force Reserve Major and businessman

Presidential access to the ballot was limited to candidates who filed with the FEC, gathered signatures from 10 members of the NDGOP State Committee, and submitted payment of $20,000 to the North Dakota Republican Party by Dec. 31, 2023.

Several presidential campaigns contacted the NDGOP for more information about the caucus. "The North Dakota Caucus is the evening before 'Super Tuesday' which may influence votes in other states," said Harms. "Due to the timing and the potential to influence the national scene, we expected strong interest in North Dakota and anticipate the campaigns initiating voter outreach in the weeks ahead," Harms added.

"As citizens, we have a responsibility to one another to vet the candidates running for the highest office in the land—March 4 is our chance to say who that person should be," said Harms.

Republicans across North Dakota will gather to vote for their preferred presidential candidate on March 4 in Williston, Minot, Devils Lake, Grand Forks, Fargo, Jamestown, Bismarck, and Dickinson. Other polling places are being developed in districts 9, 15, and 19. Voting will take place from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Central time (4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Mountain time). North Dakota’s 29 delegates will then be bound to the candidate at the Republican National Convention based on the votes cast in North Dakota and the formula set by NDGOP rules.

The NDGOP has offered to host candidate videos from each campaign and is hopeful to see some candidates in person. Caucus updates and voting locations can be found at https://ndgop.org/2024-republican-presidential-caucus/.

"We are hearing lots of excitement with the number of Presidential candidates who qualified for our Caucus," said Republican Chairwoman Sanford adding, “Mark your calendars for March 4. This is our chance to make a mark on who will be the Republican nominee.”