Earlier this year, I blogged that disgraced former South Carolina governor and former Rep. Mark Sanford (R) was considering a primary challenge to President Trump.  For some reason, he’s decided to go through with it and announced his candidacy on Sunday.

NBC News reports:

Former Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., said on Sunday that he will run for president, giving President Donald Trump another longshot primary challenger.

“I plan to announce that back home this week.,” Sanford told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, adding, “But I am here to tell you now that I am going to get in.”

Sanford is the third Republican to announce a primary challenge to Trump, joining former Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld. Sanford, who had for months been hinting at a presidential bid, said he is going to run “because I think we need to have a conversation on what it means to be a Republican.”

He also claims to be concerned about the growing national debt and deficits.

Watch Sanford explain his rationale when Fox News Sunday‘s Chris Wallace asks pointedly why he is running:

Sanford joins former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld and former Rep. Joe Walsh in declared primary challenges to President Trump.


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