By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Politics Discussion - Official 2020 US Election: Republican Party Discussion

Th is topic will not likely grow much beyond the main candidate and current US president - Donald J. Trump.

Listed below are the currently known candidates and potential candidates

Name Experience Campaign
Announcement date
Delegates Votes

Donald Trump
President of the United States (2017–present)

Campaign
Announced campaign:
February 17, 2017
1,626 13,075,085

Rocky De La Fuenta
Businessman/real estate developer and Reform nominee for President (2016).
Perennial candidate.


Campaign
Announced campaign:
May 16, 2019
0 72,252

Candidates who have suspended their campaign

Candidate Date Suspended Votes Delegates Supporting Candidate?

Bill Weld
03/18/2020 263,731 1

Joe Walsh
02/07/2020 169,713 0

Mark Sanford
11/12/2019 4,258 0
Last edited by SpokenTruth - on 06 May 2020

Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

Around the Network

Yeah... Trump is taking this one easily, I doubt anyone would be a threat even if the economy worsens or something.

Larry Hogan seems like he would be OK though, for a modern Republican, shame.



 

 

 

 

 

I really wish Kasich would run again. He was easily my favorite out of that large field of candidates in 2016.



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

Trump's approval rating in Israel is very high and considering how much they control the GOP and network donors the answer is he has no chance of being dethroned in primaries. He is an incumbent and will have more money than any of his challengers by far. He probably won't spend any of his own money this time around either. I would like to see him get primaries, but that list right now includes candidates that are all unelectable against Trump or most democrat candidates. I doubt any one of them even have above a 50% approval within the party. Bob Corker and John Kasich are extremely unpopular among their own voting base right now.



To be honest the only way I would see myself voting against Trump is if the Dems run Yang against him, but let's be real that's not gonna happen.



Around the Network
teamsilent13 said:

Trump's approval rating in Israel is very high and considering how much they control the GOP and network donors the answer is he has no chance of being dethroned in primaries. He is an incumbent and will have more money than any of his challengers by far. He probably won't spend any of his own money this time around either. I would like to see him get primaries, but that list right now includes candidates that are all unelectable against Trump or most democrat candidates. I doubt any one of them even have above a 50% approval within the party. Bob Corker and John Kasich are extremely unpopular among their own voting base right now.

According to Fortune, he spent $66 million of his own money out of the $339 million raised.  So he funded about 20% which probably qualifies as the largest individual contribution since Ross Perot in the 90's and one the highest of the modern political era.

He's already garnered more than $70 million in donations as of February.  That's way more than any other past president at this point in his term (Obama had the previous record of $3.3 million at this same point after first election). I definitely don't see him putting up 20% this time around...if any at all.



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

Update: Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld has officially announced his candidacy and will be running against current president Donald Trump for the Republican Party nomination.

They are the only 2 official candidates though 3 others have expressed interest.



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

Yeah this thread will be very sad indeed. Hoping for a Bernie or Tulsi win. Bernie is very likely to win the primaries if the DNC doesn't screw him over and I think Bernie can beat Trump.



Just a guy who doesn't want to be bored. Also

Eagle367 said:
Yeah this thread will be very sad indeed. Hoping for a Bernie or Tulsi win. Bernie is very likely to win the primaries if the DNC doesn't screw him over and I think Bernie can beat Trump.

Thankfully all those in power that were shady as hell are gone. I just this new group has a little more dignity and integrity.



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

SpokenTruth said:
Eagle367 said:
Yeah this thread will be very sad indeed. Hoping for a Bernie or Tulsi win. Bernie is very likely to win the primaries if the DNC doesn't screw him over and I think Bernie can beat Trump.

Thankfully all those in power that were shady as hell are gone. I just this new group has a little more dignity and integrity.

You mean in the DNC or the government? Trust me there are plenty of corrupt corporatists in both. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Shumer for 2. The DNC tried to block new progressives with their recent policy remember. And the US government recently appointed a war criminal on Elliot Abrams to handle Venezuela plus it has tools like Barr and Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump and Kelly Anne Conway and Betsie Devos among others. Trust me there are many shady people in power in the DNC, GOP and the government. The fight of the people Vs the corporatists is just beginning.



Just a guy who doesn't want to be bored. Also