It isn’t often that incumbent presidents running for a second term have to face a challenger from their own party before making it to the general election. However, given Trump’s polarizing nature, the possibility of him facing at least one GOP challenger in 2020 seemed likely. Now, the first of these GOP challengers has officially thrown his hat into the ring.
Bill Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts, has declared his intention to run for president as a Republican in 2020. In 2016, Weld was the Libertarian Party’s nominee for Vice President, running on a ticket with former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson. Johnson and Weld were able to bring in more votes in the 2016 election than any other time in their party’s history. However, the duo still fell well short of winning even a single state’s electoral college votes. Now, Weld is hoping that the results will be different in 2020 when he runs with an “R” in front of his name.
Nevertheless, it still may be quite difficult for Weld to garner support. Those in the GOP who support Trump aren’t going to jump ship and support Weld’s campaign. Those in the GOP who don’t support Trump may be more likely to back Weld, but they are also likely to have other, more established GOP challengers to choose from by the time the election begins.
Watch Bill Weld explain his position in the video below.
~ Liberty Video News
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