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3 Former GOP Governors Throw Their Support to Biden

Rick Snyder, Christine Todd Whitman, and Bill Weld are part of new coalition

(Newser) - After four years of a Trump presidency, former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he just wants some civility. And in his opinion, that means Joe Biden must become president. Snyder, who traces his history in the Republican party back to the 1976 Republican National Convention, announces his endorsement of Biden... More »

Trump No Longer Has a GOP Challenger

Bill Weld no longer a 2020 presidential candidate

(Newser) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is ending his primary challenge to President Donald Trump, the AP reports. Weld said in a statement Wednesday that he was suspending his 2020 Republican presidential bid. It came hours after Trump secured the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination at... More »

Trump Cruises to Victory in Iowa

He won caucus with around 97% of the vote

(Newser) - President Trump held a rally in Des Moines last week, though the outcome of Monday's Republican caucus in Iowa was never in doubt. In contrast to the Democratic caucus, where results were delayed by "inconsistencies," it took just seconds for Trump to become the projected winner, the... More »

Trump Has a GOP Challenger

Bill Weld is seeking nomination

(Newser) - A former Massachusetts governor is officially challenging President Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination—and it's not Mitt Romney. Bill Weld, who was the Libertarian candidate for vice president in 2016, announced the longshot bid during a CNN appearance Monday, the Washington Post reports. The 73-year-old described himself to... More »

This Man May Try to Take the GOP Nomination From Trump

Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld is exploring a run for president

(Newser) - Donald Trump's path to the Republican nomination in 2020 may not be an automatic one. Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld announced on Friday that he has formed a presidential committee to explore running against Trump as a Republican. The 73-year-old Harvard and Harvard Law grad and former federal prosecutor... More »

Detroit News Ditches GOP for First Time, Backs Johnson

'An endorsement based on conscience is never wasted'

(Newser) - Gary Johnson had another "Aleppo moment" Wednesday when he had a brain freeze trying to remember the name of a world leader he admired. But that didn't stop the Detroit News on Thursday from offering its endorsement of the Libertarian candidate, breaking its GOP endorsement tradition for the... More »

Gary Johnson Has Another 'Aleppo Moment'

He needed help naming favorite world leader

(Newser) - Gary Johnson had what he called another " Aleppo moment " Wednesday night when he was flummoxed by the question, "Who's your favorite foreign leader?" The Libertarian presidential candidate, speaking at a televised town hall event at the University of New Hampshire, didn't have a ready answer... More »

Gary Johnson: Don't Forget About Me, Frustrated Voters

Libertarian candidate makes a plea in the 'New York Times'

(Newser) - If, like Gary Johnson, you find yourself in a state of perpetual disgust over this year's presidential campaign, he has a suggestion: Vote for Gary Johnson. In an op-ed in the New York Times , the Libertarian candidate makes the case that America itself isn't out of whack, only... More »

Biggest NH Paper: Don't Vote for Clinton or Trump

'Union Leader' endorses Gary Johnson

(Newser) - The New Hampshire Union Leader says it isn't going to tell its readers to hold their noses and vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump when there's an option that doesn't stink: Gary Johnson. In a front-page editorial in New Hampshire's only statewide newspaper, publisher Joseph... More »

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