Jeb Bush: We Need 2020 GOP Challenger

Elias Hubbard
March 15, 2019

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) speaks on the campus of Brown University, in Providence, R.I., in April 2018.

Former presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he thinks a Republican should challenge President Trump in next year's presidential election.

Bush spent $150 million in his attempt to win the 2016 Republican presidential primary but was stomped by Trump, who ran as an insider challenging the Republican establishment.

Bush didn't say whether or not he's spoken to Hogan about a potential run, instead offering advice to Republicans ahead of the election by telling Axelrod that the party needs to "offer a compelling alternative" to Democratic ideas rather than just calling their ideas "bad".

Bush reportedly also suggested that Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan might be the person to take up the nomination challenge.

Then-Republican presidential hopefuls Donald Trump (L) and Jeb Bush high five during the Republican Presidential Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California on September 16, 2015. Bush said in an interview with CNN contributor David Axelrod.

William F. Weld, a former governor of MA, announced last month that he would form an exploratory committee to challenge Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020.

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