Bill Weld

GOP Gov. Larry Hogan drops potential 2020 run against Trump

In this picture, Larry Hogan stands and talks.
Larry Hogan in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) is no longer considering running against President Trump in the 2020 presidential election, the Washington Post reports.

The bottom line: Only one Republican has formally announced a challenge to Trump — former Gov. Bill Weld (R-Mass.), and only one other Republican — Nebraskan senator Ben Sasse — is weighing a possible 2020 run.

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Trump's GOP challenger Weld: I'm the most pro-choice 2020 candidate

 Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld at Harvard University's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy on March 6, 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld. Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty Images

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld (R) told a crowd in Exeter, New Hampshire, he’s "the most pro-choice person you’re ever going to meet," AP reports.

Driving the news: Many 2020 hopefuls have come out swinging in opposition of Missouri's and Alabama's strict new abortion laws, describing the bills as "dangerous and exceptionally cruel," per Axios' Rashaan Ayesh.