- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota’s Republican governor hopeful is slated to attend the GOP National Convention as a delegate.

North Dakota GOP party executive director Roz Leighton says former Microsoft executive Doug Burgum will replace Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem at the convention next week in Cleveland.

Leighton says Stenehjem is attending the annual meeting of the Conference of Western Attorneys General in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Burgum defeated Stenehjem last month in the GOP primary for governor. Stenehjem was the GOP’s endorsed candidate for governor and was also chosen as one of the state’s 28 delegates to the national convention. Burgum was selected as the first alternate at the party’s convention in Fargo in April.

Burgum and Stenehjem both have said they support Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

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