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