UPDATE: Bill Weld suspended his presidential campaign on March 18, 2020.
Read the original report below.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld in February 2019 became the first Republican to announce plans to challenge President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination.
Weld, 73, announced that he’d formed a presidential exploratory committee on Feb. 15, 2019, a move that enabled him to raise money for a White House run.
"We cannot sit passively as our precious democracy slips quietly into the darkness," Weld said in his announcement, according to The Washington Post. "Congress must do its duty, and as citizens we must do ours."
Here are some things to know about Weld:
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