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Alaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary in support of Trump

 President Donald Trump participates in a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the East Room of the White House September 20
President Trump during a news conference in the White House Friday. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Alaska Republican Party has become the latest state GOP to cancel its 2020 presidential primary in a show of support for President Trump, the Anchorage Daily News first reported Saturday.

The big picture: The Republican parties in the key early nominating states of Nevada and South Carolina voted this month not to hold contests, as did Kansas and Arizona.

  • Trump has a near-90% approval rating within the GOP. But he faces challenges for the party's nomination from former congressman Joe Walsh, ex-Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld and former congressman and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.