GOP primary challenger Joe Walsh drops out of 2020 race

FILE – In this Jan. 29, 2020 file photo, Republican presidential candidate former Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., speaks during a campaign event at Riley’s Cafe in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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UPDATED 9:59 AM PT — Friday, February 7, 2020

Republican 2020 challenger and conservative radio host Joe Walsh has decided to end his campaign against President Trump. The former Illinois congressman announced the end of his campaign in an interview Friday.

When Walsh entered the race, he noted that he believed it was important for a Republican to call out the president for being unfit. He ran on a platform suggesting President Trump put his own interests above the interests of the nation.

Despite this notion, Walsh said he doesn’t believe anyone in the Republican Party can unseat the president.

“He can’t be stopped within the Republican  Party, nobody can beat him — it’s Trump’s party,” he stated. “…he can’t be beat in the Republican primary, so there’s no reason for me or any candidate, really, to be in there.”

Walsh added, he felt the opportunity was lost after 10 states cancelled their primaries or caucuses and conservative media wouldn’t give him “the time of day.”

This leaves former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld as the only Republican primary challenger for the president.

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