Bill Weld 2020 presidential campaign

U.S. Presidential election campaign in 2020

On February 15, 2019, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld announced the formation of an exploratory committee to think about running for the Republican nomination in the 2020 United States presidential election.[2][3] On April 15, 2019, Weld officially announced he would be running for President, challenging incumbent Donald Trump.[4]

Weld 2020 Presidential Campaign Committee, Inc.
Campaign2020 United States presidential election (Republican primaries)
CandidateBill Weld
Governor of Massachusetts (1991-1997)
AffiliationRepublican Party
StatusAnnounced exploratory committee: February 15, 2019
Announced: April 15, 2019
Suspended: March 18, 2020
HeadquartersBoston, Massachusetts
Key peopleR. J. Lyman
SloganAmerica Deserves Better

He appeared on both Bloomberg News and MSNBC's Morning Joe the next day on February 19, 2019. On Morning Joe, he bashed Donald Trump as President, with a focus especially on what he labeled bad foreign policy in regards largely to North Korea and Russia.[5]

Weld stopped his campaign on March 18, 2020.[6] He supported Joe Biden, from the Democratic party, for presidency.[7][8]


  2. Linskey, Annie; Weigel, David. "Bill Weld, former Mass. governor, to challenge Trump for Republican presidential nomination". Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  3. Voorhees, Josh (15 February 2019). "The Best-Case Scenario for Bill Weld's 2020 Primary Campaign Against Trump". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  4. Brusk, Steve (15 April 2019). "Bill Weld officially announces he is challenging Trump for GOP nomination in 2020". CNN. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  5. Boston Globe: Weld Slams Trump on Morning Joe
  6. Karni, Annie (2020-03-18). "Bill Weld, Trump's Last G.O.P. Challenger, Exits Presidential Race". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  7. Fordham, Evie (2020-09-03). "Bill Weld, Rick Snyder among former Republican governors to endorse Biden". Fox News. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  8. "Exclusive: Biden garners more Republican endorsements, this time from ex-governors". Reuters News Agency. 2020-09-04. Retrieved 2020-12-29.