Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld announced he will challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary.
Weld had been touring many states with an exploratory committee.
In 2016, Weld was the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential nominee with his running mate, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld announced Monday he will challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary.
Weld officially becomes the first serious challenger to Trump’s re-election campaign, which has been growing staff and raising large sums of donations in recent months.
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“Ours is a nation built on courage, resilience, and independence. In these times of great political strife, when both major parties are entrenched in their ‘win at all cost’ battles, the voices of the American people are being ignored and our nation is suffering,” Weld said in a statement Monday.
“It is time for patriotic men and women across our great nation to stand and plant a flag. It is time to return to the principles of Lincoln — equality, dignity, and opportunity for all. There is …read more
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