Mark Sanford Will Challenge President Trump In Republican Primary

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Mark Sanford Will Challenge President Trump In Republican Primary
Sanford said he was entering the presidential race "to further and foster a national debate on our nation's debt, deficits and spending."
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Former South Carolina Gov. and Rep. Mark Sanford announced that he will run for president, challenging President Donald Trump in the Republican primary.

In a tweet, Sanford said that he was entering the presidential race in order "to further and foster a national debate on our nation's debt, deficits and spending."

Just a day earlier, the South Carolina Republican Party announced that it would forgo its 2020 GOP presidential primary. The group's statement read: "With no legitimate primary challenger and President Trump's record of results, the decision was made to save South Carolina taxpayers over $1.2 million and forgo an unnecessary primary."

Sanford is the third Republican to challenge the president in the primary, following former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld and former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh.