Nov 12, 2019

Republican Mark Sanford ends 2020 presidential campaign

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Former South Carolina governor and Rep. Mark Sanford announced Tuesday that he is ending his presidential campaign.

Why it matters: Sanford, a deficit hawk whose opposition to Trump resulted in him losing his House primary in 2018, was always a long shot to unseat the president as the Republican nominee in 2020. Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld and former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh remain in the race.

Go deeper: Trump's approval rating among Republicans has never dipped below 79%

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White House chief of operations leaving Trump administration

President Trump speaks at the "Salute to America" ceremony in front of the Lincoln Memorial on July 4. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

White House chief operations officer Daniel Walsh is leaving the Trump administration, the Washington Post first reported Monday.

Why it matters: Walsh, whose official title is deputy chief of staff, was one of the few White House officials who'd worked in the administration since President Trump's inauguration, per WashPost.

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What you need to know about the 2020 presidential candidates, in under 500 words

Read up on the candidates who have announced their runs for president to learn about their backgrounds and criticisms and see where they stand on key issues.

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Deval Patrick enters 2020 Democratic presidential race

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick formally entered the 2020 presidential race on Thursday.

Why it matters: The former governor joins a crowded Democratic field less than three months out from the Iowa caucuses.

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