South Carolina GOP scraps 2020 presidential primary; other states may follow

South Carolina GOP scraps 2020 presidential primary; other states may follow”

"I'm here to tell you now that I am going to get in", Sanford said on Fox News Sunday, adding that he will formally launch his bid for the party's 2020 White House nomination in SC later this week.

Sanford, 59, is the third Republican to announce his intention to run against Trump - joining former MA governor Bill Weld and former IL congressman Joe Walsh.

Trump was referring to Sanford and two other primary challengers: former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld and conservative talk show host Joe Walsh, an IL congressman from 2011 to 2013, whose campaigns Trump has not acknowledged in the past.

And as the California Republican Party tries to take back seven House seats that Democrats flipped previous year, ignoring the state's 4 million Trump voters would be folly.

"The Trump organization in every one of the 50 states is the state Republican Party now", Weld said. In fact both Democrats and Republicans in various states have canceled caucuses or otherwise scaled back the nominating process when a president from their own party was on the ballot. Can he win the Republican nomination reminding center-righties and the phony fiscal hawks who used to call themselves "tea partiers" that POTUS has completely upended party dogma on spending? Nah.

Members of the close-knit team he fostered during his previous political endeavors have said they don't plan to join him on this campaign.

The vice president's speech - which was full of details - differed from a campaign speech given by the president's son, Donald Trump Jr., in Union County last month.

In addition to Sanford, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld (R) and former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) earlier announced they will be taking on Trump.

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Mr Sanford will not be able to compete in his home state of SC, which on Saturday - along with Nevada and Kansas - announced it will not hold presidential nominating balloting in 2020, erecting more hurdles for the longshot candidates challenging Mr Trump.

Sanford's announcement comes as his home state's GOP canceled its 2020 primary following other states canceling their Republican primaries.

Mr Sanford's possible presidential motivations immediately drew scepticism from some SC political observers who have watched him plot a political comeback before and questioned whether he was merely seeking publicity and relevance following a defeat in last year's primary.

Trump denied playing a part in the decision by GOP officials. But given the steep odds against him, hurting Trump's re-election chances would be an alternate outcome.

Trump is in Fayetteville campaigning on behalf of Republican Dan Bishop in a closely watched special election that takes place Tuesday. A decade ago, he became a national punch line as his hike on the Appalachian Trail turned out to be a cover story for an extramarital affair. "I don't need to have somebody take a room overnight at a hotel", he said. "If there was a race, they would certainly want to do that", Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House.

"We have a president that will tell numerous dis-truths in the course of a day, yet that's not challenged", Sanford said. "You talk about rigging a system".

That is remarkable, given the president's current popularity within the party. He has been a successful president, and none of these challengers can possibly believe that, even if could get the nomination, he would be a stronger general election candidate than the president.

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