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Mark Sanford, ‘Never Trump’ Loser, Considers Presidential Run Against Trump in 2020

Sanford was run out of two offices in South Carolina, but is now considering a presidential run.

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Former South Carolina Congressman and Governor Mark Sanford, who was bounced from Congress in a primary election last year after doggedly opposing the President, is now considering a presidential run against Trump in 2020.

“Sometimes in life you’ve got to say what you’ve got to say, whether there’s an audience or not for that message,” Sanford told The Post and Courier. “I feel convicted.”

The S.C. Republican Party is already hammering Sanford because of this potential news. Sanford was run out of the governorship after an embarrassing extra-marital affair and then run out of Congress after emerging as one of Trump’s fiercest GOP opponents.

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“The last time Mark Sanford had an idea this dumb, it killed his Governorship. This makes about as much sense as that trip up the Appalachian trail,” state GOP Chairman Drew McKissick said, alluding to Sanford’s scandalous sexual exploits.

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Sanford says he wants to run to bring the focus in the Republican Party back to true conservatism and away from populist economics and immigration restrictions.

“I’m a Republican. I think the Republican Party has lost its way on debt, spending and financial matters,” he said.

Sanford is a favorite of impeachment cheerleader Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI), who lamented over Sanford’s pitiful defeat in Congress before he departed from the GOP earlier in this month.

Sanford hates Trump so much that he even alluded to the President being like Hitler in his farewell address to Congress last year.

“As open political systems become cumbersome and inefficient, inevitably a strong man comes along and offers easy promises. He says that he can take care of it for us. People desperate for a change accept his offer. They have to give up a few freedoms in the equation to get more security,” Sanford said.

“It doesn’t work out so well, as [Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek]’s book in this instance is about the rise of Hitler in post-WWI German history,” he added.

Sanford may have so much disdain for Trump that he is willing to embarrass himself politically for a third time, and wage a doomed campaign to unseat Trump in 2020. Currently, irrelevant former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld is Trump’s only Republican primary challenger.

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President Donald Trump Will Move the 2020 Republican Convention Out of North Carolina

The state had interfered in the convention.

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President Donald Trump confirmed that he will move the 2020 Republican Convention away from Charlotte, North Carolina in a series of tweets Tuesday night. The state’s Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, had refused to allow the Republican Party to conduct the event at full capacity, citing supposedly necessary coronavirus social distancing restrictions.

The event was slated to be held in late August, well after the apex of the national coronavirus epidemic. Cooper still refused to allow the Republican Party to proceed with its plans to hold a full-sized major party political convention.

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The loss of the Republican convention is set to cost North Carolina millions of dollars in revenue for the state’s economy. Major party conventions are regularly sought by governors and mayors, but it appears that Cooper’s desire to restrict the GOP convention overrode his desire for the benefits of the event.

The President had earlier been threatening to move the convention if North Carolina failed to give the Republican Party the green light to proceed in organizing for its convention as planned.

Sources indicate that GOP officials are already scouting out potential alternative locations for the party’s convention. Early reports suggest that either Arizona or Florida could be selected as possible replacement locations for the event, with both states set to be competitive electoral battlegrounds in the fall presidential election.

Arizona Republican Debbie Lesko called for the RNC to move the convention to her Glendale-area district, and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has suggested that the state would be willing to welcome the President and Republicans across the country for the crucial political event.

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