Trump primary challenger Weld heads to New Hampshire after 2020 announcement

Trump primary challenger Weld heads to New Hampshire after 2020 announcement
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Former Massachusetts Gov. William WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Overnight Energy: California, 23 other states sue Trump over vehicle emissions rule | Climate strike protests hit cities across globe | Interior watchdog expands scope of FOIA investigation | Dems accuse officials of burying climate reports Bill Weld: 'I wouldn't take money from the oil and gas companies' MORE (R) traveled to New Hampshire on Tuesday, one day after announcing his 2020 primary challenge to President TrumpDonald John TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' MORE.

“At the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, NH with friends both new and old,” Weld, the Libertarian Party’s 2016 vice presidential candidate, said in a tweet Tuesday morning. 

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Weld also stopped in Manchester's Airport Diner, where he said he had a "great reception."

New Hampshire is a crucial stop for presidential hopefuls because it is the first state to hold primaries in presidential election years.

Weld faces long odds in his primary bid. The Republican National Committee has already voted to express its “undivided support” for Trump as its 2020 nominee, and Trump's reelection campaign has staffed up with party insiders to line up its delegate strategy well ahead of the party's convention.

“It is time for patriotic men and women across our great nation to stand and plant a flag. It is time to return to the principles of Lincoln – equality, dignity, and opportunity for all,” Weld said in his campaign announcement on Monday. “There is no greater cause on earth than to preserve what truly makes America great. I am ready to lead that fight.”