(PM) — Former Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina stated on Sunday that he would challenge President Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2020.
Mr. Sanford said he would mount a guerrilla campaign against Mr. Trump, who is overwhelmingly accepted with Republican primary voters, according to polls. But Mr. Sanford stated in an interview that he believed Mr. Trump’s popularity was “certainly wide but perhaps much thinner and much more fragile than people realize,” and that Republicans should be frightened by the way women and young people recoil from the president.
He said he would concentrate his campaign on the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire — “going to any place that two or more people are gathered” — and lamented that Republicans in his home state had canceled their 2020 primary out of veneration to Mr. Trump.