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Sanford Announces Run

News outlets are reporting that former South Carolina congressman Mark Sanford has announced that he will challenge Donald Trump for the Republican nod in 2020.

Sanford’s chances are, of course, pretty much zero. It is almost impossible to successfully mount a primary challenge to a sitting president who has his party’s firm support. And Sanford also has his own political baggage. He had a very public extramarital affair in 2009.

So why is he doing it at all? One common guess is that he intends to use the primary as a bully pulpit to criticize Trump, even though he knows there’s no chance of actually winning.