Trump's GOP challengers to debate in Nashville

Trump's GOP challengers to debate in Nashville
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Congress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirus Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary MORE's three Republican primary challengers will debate on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., organizers announced. 

The debate and conversation with former South Carolina Gov. Mark SanfordMark SanfordBoston Globe endorses Trump's GOP challenger Bill Weld Trump challenger Bill Weld rules out 2020 independent bid Judge throws out lawsuit against South Carolina GOP for canceling 2020 primary MORE (R), former Rep. Joe WalshJoe WalshBoston Globe endorses Trump's GOP challenger Bill Weld Joe Walsh: 'I'd rather have a socialist in the White House than a con man' Limbaugh on Buttigieg: 'America's still not ready to elect a gay guy kissing his husband on the debate stage' MORE (R-Ill.) and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldBoston Globe endorses Trump's GOP challenger Bill Weld Overnight Energy: EPA moves to limit financial pressure on 'forever chemical' manufacturers | California sues Trump over water order| Buttigieg expands on climate plan Buttigieg expands on climate plan with new proposals MORE (R) will take place at 11 a.m. at the Politicon political convention, officials said.  


"Join Gov. Bill Weld, Gov. Mark Sanford, and Rep. Joe Walsh as they discuss 2020 and the future of the republic. Is President Trump listening?" organizers asked on the convention website.

It was not immediately clear whether Trump was invited to the debate.

Allies of the president, including former press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersSarah Sanders says she 'can't think of anything dumber than' having Congress run foreign policy Rapid turnover shapes Trump's government God did not elect Trump, people did MORE Sanders and Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityDe Blasio rips Bloomberg in Hannity interview: 'He's got no clue' Fox News prime-time lineup delivers highest ratings in 24-year history O'Reilly weighs in on Warren-Bloomberg exchange on nondisclosure agreements MORE, are also slated to attend the conference, but will not participate in the debate. 

Walsh and Weld previously debated last month. Moderators of that event said Trump did not respond to their invitation and that Sanford had a scheduling conflict. 

Weld, Walsh and Sanford face an uphill battle in their quest for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination. Trump has enjoyed broad support from Republicans in recent polls and a few states have canceled their GOP primary contests, sparking criticism from the challengers.