Alaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary

Alaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary

The Alaska GOP became the latest state Republican party to cancel its Republican Primary in support of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree Trump to hold campaign rally in Michigan 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments MORE

The Party's State Central Committee said in a statement to The Associated Press that a primary "would serve no useful purpose" because Trump is the president. 

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This month, Republican parties in Nevada, South Carolina and Kansas similarly voted to get rid of their primary contests. 

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldGeorgia GOP submits only Trump's name for primary Democrats take in lobbying industry cash despite pledges Weld: Trump using border wall as a 'scare tactic' MORE (R), Former South Carolina Gov. Mark SanfordMark SanfordThe Hill's Campaign Report: Late bids surprise 2020 Democratic field Michigan GOP attempting to have Trump be only Republican candidate on ballot Weld files to run in GOP presidential primary in New Hampshire MORE (R) and former Rep. Joe WalshJoe WalshGeorgia GOP submits only Trump's name for primary Michigan GOP attempting to have Trump be only Republican candidate on ballot Weld files to run in GOP presidential primary in New Hampshire MORE (R-Ill.) are all challenging Trump for the party's nomination. Polling has showed, however, that the vast majority of Republicans hold a favorable opinion of Trump.