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PoliticsMore GOP challengers line up against Trump, more states cancel their primaries

20:50  09 september  2019
20:50  09 september  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

Republican primary: State parties move to nix contests in show of support for Trump

Republican primary: State parties move to nix contests in show of support for Trump Republican officials in multiple states are on the verge of canceling their 2020 presidential primary elections in a show of support for President Donald Trump, even as some GOP candidates plan to challenge him. Party leaders in South Carolina, Nevada and Arizona have all expressed support for nixing their presidential primaries, and are expected to make it official over the coming weeks. Leaders of the South Carolina and Nevada Republican parties will each meet Saturday to reach a decision, while the Arizona GOP Executive Committee will discuss its decision at a Sept. 14 meeting.

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President Trump 's GOP challengers are livid after four states are preparing to cancel their 2020 GOP presidential primaries and caucuses, according to Trump 's GOP opponents, however, are crying foul. " Trump and his allies and the Republican National Committee are doing whatever they can do to

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump now has three GOP primary challengers, but they won't be given a chance to compete in at least four states after Republicans there decided to scrap their presidential nominating contests in favor of supporting Trump.

More GOP challengers line up against Trump, more states cancel their primaries© Alex Brandon Image: Donald Trump

The Republican parties of Nevada and South Carolina, both crucial early nominating states, voted this weekend not to hold contests, as did Kansas and Arizona.

"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," South Carolina GOP Chairman Drew McKissick said in a statement. "President Trump and his administration have delivered for South Carolinians, and we look forward to ensuring that Republican candidates up and down the ballot are elected in 2020."

S.C., Kansas halt Republican primaries to support Trump amid criticism

S.C., Kansas halt Republican primaries to support Trump amid criticism The Republican parties in South Carolina and Kansas won't hold nominating contests in 2020, offering support to President Donald Trump.

Officials in several states defended canceling their primaries , arguing the moves would prevent them from financing a nominating contest which feels like a foregone conclusion. "It would be malpractice on my part to waste money on a caucus to come to the inevitable conclusion that President Trump will

The most viral news stories that you need to know about. The Republican Party plans to cancel GOP presidential primaries and caucuses in four states . The GOP has responded by saying that the party of the incumbent president often cancels primaries , but Trump ’s challengers are not having it.

South Carolina's move is an attempt to sideline the state's former Republican governor, Mark Sanford, who on Sunday declared his intention to challenge the president in the GOP primary. Also in the running against Trump are former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld.

Sanford, a conservative who clashed with Trump when he served in Congress, said on MSNBC on Monday that he's running because Republicans have turned their back on their values in favor of personal allegiance to Trump.

"Right now, the sun, moon and stars too often basically orbit around Donald Trump," Sanford said of the attitude of the GOP. "And if it's not personal allegiance to him, not issue allegiance or idea allegiance, but if it's not personal allegiance, it's not good enough."

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This means, fundamentally, that anyone challenging Trump from within the Republican party will be denied the chance to win in these four states , delegates Trump ’s aides claimed that the state party chairs decided to cancel the primaries on their own, and provided statements to that effect, and the

Republicans in 4 states may cancel their 2020 primaries to support Trump . The move would be a show of support for Trump as a few GOP challengers President Trump gave his thoughts on the Democratic primaries , including performances from Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren.

Sanford said he would consider legal or other challenges to South Carolina GOP's action, but acknowledged his entire campaign is an uphill battle against the incumbent.

Trump fired back at Sanford by bringing up his much-publicized infidelity scandal and knocked "The Three Stooges" running against him as a "all badly failed candidates."

Republicans pushed back on the idea that there was anything unusual about the state parties' decisions to scrap primaries and caucuses, noting that both parties have made similar moves when they have incumbent presidents up for re-election.

Trump says he won't debate primary opponents

Trump says he won't debate primary opponents President Trump on Monday indicated he would not be willing to debate the Republicans seeking to run against him in a primary for the party's 2020 nomination. © Getty Trump says he won't debate primary opponents "They're all at less than 1 percent. I guess it's a publicity stunt," Trump told reporters as he left the White House for North Carolina. "To be honest, I'm not looking to give them any credibility," he added. Former Rep. Joe Walsh (Ill.), former Rep. Mark Sanford (S.C.) and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld have each announced campaigns against Trump.

President Donald Trump 's GOP challengers , former Rep. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican parties in four states are planning to cancel their 2020 primaries and caucuses — South Carolina, Nevada Trump has two Republican primary challengers at the present date: Former Rep.

WASHINGTON — The Republican parties in Arizona, Kansas, Nevada and South Carolina intend to cancel the 2020 presidential primaries in their states , according to three people familiar with their plans, a move aimed at depriving President Trump ’s long shot challengers of chances to build support.

"These are decisions made entirely by state parties, and there are volumes of historical precedents to support them," said Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh. "Nevertheless, President Trump will dominate and prevail in whatever contest is placed before him."

But in most recent cases that the Trump campaign cited, such as Barack Obama's re-election in 2012, there was no declared primary challenger to the incumbent. In contrast, Trump now has three rivals who have served in the top-levels of elective office.

In Nevada, the state's GOP at a convention Saturday also decided to forgo their caucus, which typically comes right after Iowa and New Hampshire in the nominating calendar.

"It would be malpractice on my part to waste money on a caucus to come to the inevitable conclusion that President Trump will be getting all our delegates in Charlotte," Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald said in a statement, referring to the city where the Republican National Convention will be held next year.

Kansas' GOP also came to the same decision on Friday.

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Four states are poised to cancel their 2020 GOP presidential primaries and caucuses, a move that would cut off oxygen to Donald Trump ’s long-shot primary challengers . Republican parties in South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas are expected to finalize the cancellations in meetings this

Candidates challenging President Donald Trump are angry over plans from four states to cancel their 2020 GOP presidential primaries and caucuses, saying that the election is being rigged in the president's favor.

"The Kansas Republican Party will not organize a Caucus for the 2020 election because President Donald Trump is an elected incumbent from the Republican Party," the party announced on Twitter.

The state party estimated it would cost $250,000 to hold the presidential caucus and said the money could be better spent on contesting tough races.

Arizona Republican Party Chairman Kelli Ward made a similar argument after his party also voted this weekend to nix their primary.

"This is nothing new, despite the media's inauthentic attempt to portray it as such," Ward said, referring to other times parties with incumbent presidents have forgone primaries. "Arizona Republicans are fired up to re-elect President Trump to a second term and will continue to work together to keep America — and Arizona — great."

More states could follow as they set their presidential nominating plans for the future.

But Iowa and New Hampshire, the two most important states in the nominating process, are planning to go ahead with their contests.

Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann told Radio Iowa that state party leaders have "never considered" canceling their famed caucus.

New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary, meanwhile, is governed by state law, not the parties, so "there wouldn't an option for New Hampshire to cancel," Joe Sweeney, the communications director for the state party told NBC News.

Joe Walsh says Republican Party is a 'cult' and will go straight to the voters after canceled primaries.
Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh said Monday his campaign will go straight to Republican voters in states where Republican parties canceled 2020 presidential primaries, saying the party has become a "cult" that "is all about washing their leaders' feet every day." require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Walsh, along with Republican primary challengers former South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford and former Massachusetts Gov.

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