Another Challenger Vies for Republican Nomination: Mark Sanford

It might not be fair to call it a horse race at this point, but now there are three people who want to be the Republican presidential candidate in 2020, including incumbent Donald Trump, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, and former South Carolina Governor and Congressman Mark Sanford.

Sanford, a long-time Trump critic, announced his intention to run over the weekend.

But the two challengers might have a harder time than just beating a seated president who is popular with his base.  The Republican parties in several states have moved to cancel their primaries, which would rob the challengers of the forum necessary to get on the ballot for the main election.

Sanford, 59, a longtime Trump critic, lost his seat in the House of Representatives last year after he was challenged by a Trump supporter in the Republican primary.

Even if the party were to hold primaries in every state, Trump would still be widely expected to win the nomination.

But it does make a good side show.



  1. So the guy who went AWOL from his governor’s job in SC, claimed to be hiking the Appalachian trail but was having an affair with an Argentinian reporter (which destroyed the Sanford marriage), added the phrase “to hike the Appalachian trail” to the list of English language euphemisms for having an affair, would have been impeached but for being so near the end of his term…….This guy wants to challenge Donald Trump.

  2. Smell That??? It’s the new money being passed to the challengers in hopes of diluting the president’s supporters. It has become ridiculous how many of these crooked politicians see a way to get rich off this 2020 election. If the president had not accomplished anything he has shown us just how crooked and deep the swamp really is.

  3. LMAO, unless he plans to continue Trump’s work, improving America, building the wall, keeping the economy steady……… He hasnt’ got a chance.

    • Yeah, John. Same guy. AND to top it off, he went to South America to spend time with her, & I believe taxpayers paid for his trip. He’s figuring that since people overlooked the President
      having an affair, we’d forget about his,

  4. Pass the word; forget these so-called Republican challengers. They really do not have a chance to beat Pres. Trump. Let us concentrate on trying to convince our Democrat-leaning neighbors, relatives and friends that the Democratic way of life will be the destruction of America. Socialism will be the disease that will propel this country into the depths of horror.

  5. One more time it is on the open that politician only look for money when running for a position in government. This guy already showed his true colors. Cheater, lazy, fame seeker. He should be ashamed, but no, he hopes some poor souls will fund him. Go and find a job, it is time for him to work for real. There is no match for Trump. MAGA.

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