Former S.C. Governor to Challenge President Trump for GOP Presidential Nomination

President Trump is facing another challenger for the Republican Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.

During a morning appearance on “Fox News Sunday”, former two-term South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford said he will launch a primary campaign

Sanford served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013 to January of this year.

He lost last year’s Republican primary race for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district to Katie Arrington, who was endorsed by President Trump.

Arrington went on to lose in the 2018 general election to Democrat Joe Cunningham.

Sanford said he initially planned to make the announcement in South Carolina but had to postpone due to Hurricane Dorian.

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld and former Illinois Representative Joe Walsh are also seeking the GOP’s presidential nomination for the 2020 election.

Categories: Election 2020