Mark Sanford 2020 presidential campaign

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Mark Sanford 2020 presidential campaign
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Campaign2020 United States presidential election (Republican Party primaries)
CandidateMark Sanford
U.S. representative from South Carolina's 1st congressional district (1995-2001, 2013-2019)
Governor of South Carolina (2003-2011)
AffiliationRepublican Party
AnnouncedSeptember 8, 2019
SloganFinancial Conservative

The 2020 presidential campaign of former U.S. Representative and Governor of South Carolina Mark Sanford began on September 8, 2019 when Sanford announced his intention to challenge incumbent president Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in the 2020 election.[1] After months of speculation, Sanford planned on making the announcement in South Carolina on September 2, but postponed the announcement due to Hurricane Dorian. A formal announcement is planned for the week of September 15.[2]

On October 16, 2019 Sanford began his campaign for primary nomination with a weeklong "Kids, We’re Bankrupt and We Didn’t Even Know It" - 3,500 mile road trip starting in Philadelphia by presenting a large check for "one trillion dollars" that he hopes will "spark a needed conversation" within the Republican Party about spending and debt.[3]


  1. ^ Blitzer, Ronn (September 8, 2019). "Mark Sanford announces Trump primary challenge: GOP 'has lost our way'". Fox News. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  2. ^ Steakin, Will; Lynn, Samara (September 8, 2019). "Mark Sanford announces he will challenge President Trump in 2020 GOP primary". ABC News. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  3. ^ Orso, Anna (October 16, 2019). "Mark Sanford kicked off his presidential campaign against Donald Trump in Philly. One person showed up". Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved October 17, 2019.