Bill Weld Exits GOP Primary

Posted: Mar 18, 2020 4:20 PM
Bill Weld Exits GOP Primary

Source: AP Photo/Juan Labreche

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld exited the Republican presidential primary on Wednesday afternoon. 

The former Governor tried to emerge as a legitimate challenger to President Trump, by courting moderate Republicans who do not favor the president:

Weld had been awarded one delegate in the GOP primary contest:

“I am immensely grateful to all the patriotic women and men who have stood with me during the past eleven months in our effort to bring better government to Washington, D.C,” Weld said, per The Hill.

Weld’s long-shot bid against President Trump for the nomination never gained much traction. Weld was the first Republican to announce a primary bid against President Trump, followed by former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh. President Trump’s nomination was made to be all but a done deal after primary victories in Florida and Illinois on Tuesday night.