North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum was reportedly rushed to a Milwaukee hospital on Tuesday after getting hurt while playing pick-up basketball with his staff.
The 67-year-old presidential candidate’s ability to stand at the opening GOP primary debate on Wednesday night is uncertain, the source claimed, making his presence now in doubt.
With somewhat less name recognition than other candidates competing for the GOP candidacy, Burgum, who is now serving his second term as governor of North Dakota, said in June that he would run for president in 2024.
His campaign is largely concerned with the national security, energy, and economy.
One of the eight candidates scheduled for the debate is Burgum.
On Wednesday in the late afternoon, all candidates are expected to stroll around the venue. It is unknown if the governor of North Dakota will attend.
At 9:00 p.m. ET, the debate will air on Fox News.
The Republican governor, a rich former software executive, claimed to be the least well-known candidate on the stage on Wednesday night.
In order to qualify for the debate stage, he needed to raise 40,000 unique donations from RNC members; he did this in July by offering $20 gift cards in exchange for $1 donations.
Later, he fulfilled the polling criteria and agreed to support the eventual GOP presidential nominee, both of which were prerequisites set forth by the RNC for him to take part in the debate on Wednesday night.