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Live Updates: North Dakota Republican Governor Primary Debate

Published April 23, 2024 at 1:32 PM CDT

Prairie Public is hosting a debate between Lt. Governor Tammy Miller and U.S. Representative Kelly Armstrong, who are vying to be selected as the Republican gubernatorial candidate in the North Dakota primary election.

Dave Thompson will moderate the one-hour debate, which will broadcast live on TV, Radio, and YouTube on Tuesday, April 23, at 7pm CT. 

Follow along below with live updates from Prairie Public's news team.

Thanks for turning in!

Posted April 23, 2024 at 7:57 PM CDT

Thanks to the candidates for agreeing to the debate. Thanks to AARP North Dakota for helping bring this to the North Dakota (and global) audience.

A lot of agreement tonight.

Posted April 23, 2024 at 7:54 PM CDT

Both candidates have said they agree, or they rephrase what their opponent has said.

The Kids are alright

Posted April 23, 2024 at 7:46 PM CDT

Was that a nod to The Who?

"Innovation not regulation"

Posted April 23, 2024 at 7:43 PM CDT

Candidate Miller has said this phrase twice so-far tonight. Looking back, that was a phrase Doug Burgum was using as he tried the waters in a run for the Presidency.

What we've learned so far...

Posted April 23, 2024 at 7:18 PM CDT

Both are strong advocates for former President Donald Trump. Both have worked in family business. Neither is a "career politician."

Fun Fact:

Posted April 23, 2024 at 7:13 PM CDT

Tammy Miller's family business was called "Miller's: The Shopping Center on the Prairie."

The orchestra is warming up and the guests are being seated.

Posted April 23, 2024 at 6:55 PM CDT

Well, not exactly. But final touches are being put in place as we anticipate the start of the 2024 ND GOP Governor Primary Debate.

GOP Primary Debate

Armstrong Wins Coin Toss

Posted April 23, 2024 at 6:40 PM CDT

The first question of tonight's debate will go to Congressman Kelly Armstrong. He won the coin toss.

Pre-Debate Prep

Both campaigns have arrived at Prairie Public in Fargo

Posted April 23, 2024 at 6:28 PM CDT

Lt. Gov. Tammy Miller and Congressman Kelly Armstrong are at Prairie Public studios in downtown Fargo. AARP Director Josh Askvig is also in attendance; AARP North Dakota is sponsoring the debate. Prairie Public News Director Dave Thompson is moderating tonight's debate.