Ex-SC Gov. San­ford adds name to GOP race against pres­i­dent

The Morning Call - - NATION & WORLD -

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Mark San­ford, the for­mer South Carolina gov­er­nor and con­gress­man, joined the Repub­li­can race against Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump on Sun­day.

“I am here to tell you now that I am go­ing to get in,” San­ford, 59, said on “Fox News Sun­day.” “This is the be­gin­ning of a long walk.”

When asked why he was tak­ing on an in­cum­bent who’s pop­u­lar within the party, San­ford said: “I think we need to have a con­ver­sa­tion on what it means to be a Repub­li­can. I think that as the Repub­li­can Party, we have lost our way.”

San­ford joins Joe Walsh, a for­mer tea-par­ty­backed, one-term con­gress­man from Illinois, and Bill Weld, the for­mer Repub­li­can gov­er­nor of Mas­sachusetts, as pri­mary chal­lengers to Trump.

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