Governor Doug Burgum offering gift card exchange to bolster presidential bid

(Fargo, ND) -- Governor Doug Burgum is pulling out the stops to appear at the first Republican Presidential debate next month.  

To make the debate field, the governor must document at least 40-thousand-donors.  

Burgum is offering a $20 gift card in exchange for one dollar donation to claim it.  

The offer is open to the first 50-thousand contributors.  

The governor will also need to post at least one-percent support in several polls to earn a spot on the debate stage.