GOP Senator Jeff Flake May Run Against Trump in 2020
After being forced into retirement by polling numbers that showed him getting crushed in the Arizona primary election, Sen. Jeff Flake is now contemplating opposing Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential election.
In an NBC interview, Flake said that he hoped someone in the Republican party would run against Trump in 2020, and that he wasn’t ruling out the possibility that he himself do it.
Throughout modern American history, instances of incumbent presidents facing primary challengers have been rare. The last time an incumbent had to run in the primary election to win his party’s nomination was in 1992 when Pat Buchanan challenged President George H.W. Bush. In that election, Buchanan was unable to win a single state, though Bush did go on to lose the general election to Bill Clinton.
Given the polarized opinion of Trump within the Republican Party, the possibility for a Republican challenger in 2020 is much higher than it would typically be. However, the likelihood of any Republican challenger besting an incumbent president in the primaries is still slim. The likelihood of Jeff Flake – a senator unable to win even his home state and whose popularity among conservatives is at an all-time low – pulling it off is next to zero.
To learn more about Jeff Flake’s intention to consider running against Trump in 2020, be sure to check out the video below.
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