2020 Republican Party presidential nomination

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The 2020 Republican Party presidential nomination will likely be an uphill battle for any Republican challengers to Donald Trump. The nomination will take place at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.[1]

Major political issues this election are abortion, climate change, criminal justice reform, education, the Electoral College, gun control, LGBT+ rights, immigration reform, taxes, and universal healthcare.

Declared candidates[edit]

Candidates are listed alphabetically according to their last names.

Mark Sanford[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Mark Sanford
Mark Sanford

Age: 59

Background: Former South Carolina governor.

Policy positions:

Donald J. Trump[edit]

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Donald Trump

Age: 73

Background: 45th and incumbent President of the United States, King of Israel and the second coming of God.[2] Previously a real estate developer, frequent Chapter 11 recipient, Razzie Award-winning actor, game show host, and wrestling personality.

Policy positions:

Bill Weld[edit]

William Weld

Bill WeldWikipedia's W.svg announced his candidacy on February 2019.[3]

Age: 74

Background: Former Governor of Massachusetts, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President in 2016.

Policy positions:

  • Supports LGBT rights, is pro-choice, has increased Medicaid access as Governor, wants to cut taxes and spending, opposed minimum wage increases, wants to strengthen ties with Canada and Mexico, supports denuclearization, supports H1B work visas, and supports some form of legal status for undocumented immigrants.[4]

Joe Walsh[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Joe Walsh
Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh announced his candidacy on 25 August, 2019.[5]

Age: 57

Background: Former United States House of Representatives for Illinois.[6] and conservative talk radio host.[5]

Policy positions:

  • Not being Trump.

Potential candidates[edit]

See Also[edit]

External links[edit]



Green New Deal[edit]

Other topics[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Britnell, Mark. In Search of the Perfect Health System. Palgrave, 2015. ISBN 978-1-137-49661-4.
  • Ferguson, Charles D. Nuclear Energy: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-19975-945-3.
  • Reid, T. R. The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care. Penguin Press, 2009. ISBN 978-1-594-20234-6.
  • Spieler, Christof. Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit. Island Press, 2018. ISBN 978-1-61091-903-6.


United States 2020 presidential election articles on RationalWiki
Topics: Abortion - Climate change - Education - Illegal immigration - Gun control - LGBT rights - Marijuana - Taxes - United States Electoral College - Universal healthcare
Parties: Democratic Party (primaries) - Green Party - Libertarian Party - Republican Party (primaries)
Candidates: N/A (D) - Trump (R) Running mates: Not declared
Winner: N/A