'Long shot' Republican presidential candidate Mark Sanford drops out of 2020 race: 'You gotta be a realist'

'Long shot' Republican presidential candidate Mark Sanford drops out of 2020 race: 'You gotta be a realist'
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GOP presidential challenger Mark Sanford, a former U.S. Congressman and former governor, has just dropped out of the race to win the Republican presidential nomination.


“You gotta be a realist, and what I did not anticipate is an impeachment,” Sanford said, according to The Post and Courier.

But impeachment had been all but certain when Sanford officially announced his candidacy just two months ago.

Axios reports Sanford “was always a long shot to unseat the president.”

President Donald Trump still has two Republican opponents, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, and former U.S. Congressman Joe Walsh.

GOP presidential challenger Mark Sanford, a former U.S. Congressman and former governor, has just dropped out of the race to win the Republican presidential nomination.

“You gotta be a realist, and what I did not anticipate is an impeachment,” Sanford said, according to The Post and Courier.

But impeachment had been all but certain when Sanford officially announced his candidacy just two months ago.

Axios reports Sanford “was always a long shot to unseat the president.”

President Donald Trump still has two Republican opponents, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, and former U.S. Congressman Joe Walsh.

Sanford’s timing, less than 24 hours before the House impeachment inquiry’s public witness testimony is slated to begin, is curious.

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