Joe Walsh Ends Primary Bid Against Trump

Headline Roundup February 9th, 2020

Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh, one of the few Republicans who had sought to challenge President Donald Trump for the party's nomination in 2020, ended his primary bid last week. After finishing third in the Iowa Republican caucus, Walsh said that he was "suspending my campaign, but our fight against the Cult of Trump is just getting started."

Many outlets on both the left and right noted how poorly Walsh had performed in Iowa compared to Trump, who won 97 percent of the vote.

Joe Walsh Ends Primary Bid Against Trump

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Former US Rep. Joe Walsh is ending his uphill challenge against Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination, after suffering a crushing loss in the Iowa GOP caucuses in which he received only 1% of the vote.

"I am ending my candidacy for president of the United States," Walsh told CNN's John Berman on "New Day." "I got into this because I thought it was really important that there was a Republican -- a Republican -- out there every day calling out this president for how unfit he is."
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Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) has ended his primary campaign against President Trump for the Republican Party's 2020 presidential nomination, after receiving just one percent of the vote in the Iowa caucuses.

Walsh announced the end of his longshot campaign on CNN's "New Day."

"I am ending my candidacy for president of the United States," he told CNN's John Berman. "I got into this because I thought it was really important that there was a Republican — a Republican — out there every day calling out this president for...

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From the Right
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One of President Trump’s few Republican challengers in the 2020 presidential race has dropped out — but not without a few parting shots.

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) ended his presidential bid on CNN Friday morning, and said he would be throwing all of his support toward the eventual Democratic candidate, as “any Democrat would be better than Trump in the White House.”

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