Parscale acknowledged that California was "not a swing state" and said it would be the president's decision whether to campaign in the Democratic stronghold or not. Sanford said he had been hiking on the Appalachian Trail instead.
In mounting such audacious challenges to a sitting President, these three Republicans may be setting the stage for a one-term Trump.
And at least two other Republicans could announce congressional runs too - former Rep. Michael Grimm who resigned the seat after he pled guilty to tax evasion, and City Councilman Joe Borelli (R-South Shore), who is now mounting a bid for public advocate.
Republican Dan Bishop, a 55-year-old state senator who has embraced Trump's policies and some of his political tactics, is facing 36-year-old Democrat Dan McCready, a small-businessman and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, in Tuesday's race.
When Trump became the nominee, Sanford said he had "no stomach for his personal style and his penchant for regularly demeaning others".
MARTIN: Yeah. So presumably, though, that means he doesn't believe Bill Weld or Joe Walsh are serious primary contenders. It's a notable strategy given that the president has gone out of his way to publicly criticize and humiliate Sanford - on Twitter, at campaign rallies in SC and even in front of Sanford's former colleagues on Capitol Hill.
Bill Kristol, one of the most prominent Trump critics in the GOP who has been working actively to find a viable primary challenger to Trump, signaled to McClatchy DC in mid-August he wasn't rushing to hitch his cart to Sanford's wagon.
Doing so allows President Donald Trump to try to consolidate his support as Democrats work to winnow their large field of candidates.
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The president's adult sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, have taken active roles in their father's re-election campaign, appearing frequently at "Make America Great Again" rallies and denouncing Trump's political opponents on social media. Known during his Capitol Hill years as a deficit hawk, Sanford expressed a determination to bring debt and fiscal restraint into the national conversation.
Sanford made the announcement in an appearance on "Fox News Sunday".
Mark Sanford served as a U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional district from 1995 to 2001 and 2013 to 2019. He lost by just 905 votes previous year, and the Republican whose victory was thrown out decided not to run again in the do-over election.
President Donald Trump is urging North Carolina voters to "take the first steps" toward removing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and "winning the back the House in 2020". "There is strong precedent on the part of both parties to not hold a primary when they control the White House".
The exception: 1992, the year Buchanan challenged Bush.
Arizona's party has a vote scheduled next weekend.
"It says to our allies, to everyone we do business with, that the only people who matter are Trump and his family members". "I want them to understand that this is not just a one election or two election thing".
The decision to cancel primaries by the party whose incumbent now holds the White House is not uncommon. "You talk about rigging a system". "They're a symptom of the unpopularity of the president both nationally and to some extend within the party".