Mar 18, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trump's sole Republican challenger Bill Weld suspends campaign

weld standing at a podium.

Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld has bowed out of the 2020 race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to the New York Times.

Why it matters: Weld was the first Republican to announce a primary bid against President Trump and the last one remaining in the race. Trump clinched the Republican nomination with victories in the Illinois and Florida primaries on Tuesday night.

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