Well, high praise from Pat Finken on Monday, in the form of an email from the Brighter Future Fund.
Finken’s superpac, Brighter Future Fund (yeah, right) is a big supporter of Wayne Stenehjem. Finked created his superpac in 2012 with money from the North Dakota Republican Party and a bunch of big GOP donors like Jim Roers, Steve Scheel and Jim Arthaud to try to elect Rick Berg to the U. S. Senate. How’d that work out, Pat? It’s been hanging around and now has taken up the cause of Wayne Stenehjem.
I mentioned Finken in my blog Monday as a member of the “Good Old Boys Network” that runs the state of North Dakota. Monday he sent an email to everyone on his mailing list, probably thousands of Republicans, about that blog.
I’ve copied the email as best I can, but I’m not very tech savvy. I think what follows is the text, missing the graphics, which included a very nice photo of me. I couldn’t make the photo show up in his e-mail text, so I’m just inserting it here. Because I’m so flattered by Finken’s attention.
And since he was nice enough to include a photo of me, I thought I’d share one of him that I found on the internet — the same place he found the one of me. Here’s his e-mail to his followers.
Democrat Jim Fuglie Endorses Burgum
First, a little background on Jim Fuglie.
Jim is lifelong Democrat and a former executive director for the North Dakota Democrat-NPL Party. He is also a supporter of Hillary Clinton, who has vowed to end the use of fossil fuels in our nation. Jim routinely lambasts the oil industry in North Dakota and is well-known for his anti-development rants.
Yesterday, Jim endorsed (you guessed it) Doug Burgum.
Jim based his decision to vote for Burgum on his perception that Burgum will be much less friendly to the oil industry and more like Fuglie. But the endorsement didn’t end there. Fuglie also encouraged all his Democrat friends to do the same. His goal is to get 10,000 Democrats to vote for Burgum.
Jim Fuglie joins a long list of anti-oil development activists supporting Doug Burgum. If you want to read the entire article, you can find it here.
This June, we encourage energy voters to step up to protect one of our state’s most vital industries by voting for Wayne Stenehjem for governor. His work fighting the Obama administration and the EPA has saved the energy industry thousands of jobs and billions of dollars. Wayne is a proven proponent of smart energy development and will help ensure that our state remains a great place to live, work and do business.
We encourage you to share the information we provide with friends and fellow voters. In doing so, we can ensure that North Dakotans can make informed decisions regarding the upcoming election and help us advance this vital sector of our state’s economy.
About Brighter Future North Dakota
Brighter Future North Dakota is a political action committee dedicated to advancing an all-of-the-above energy agenda for the State of North Dakota and our nation. Together, we can make America energy independent and ensure North Dakota plays a key role in providing the energy our nation needs to prosper and be secure.
Paid for by the Brighter Future ND, Pat Finken Agent