Joe Perticone, provided by Published 5:14 pm CST, Thursday, March 7, 2019 Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Several centrist Republicans are weighing primary challenges against President Donald Trump in 2020. Throughout the 20th century, sitting presidents who faced challenges from within their own party went on to lose in the general election after being severely weakened. An incumbent president has not faced a serious primary challenge since 1992. When a primary opponent arises and challenges a sitting president in their own party, the result is often the same: The incumbent is weakened and ultimately loses to their opponent in the general election. While it is rare that an incumbent president faces a serious primary challenger, the few times it happened in the 20th century, it divided the party and drew out a process that was supposed to be a breeze. Now, after a tumultuous two years in the White House, President Donald Trump is facing the prospect … [Read more...] about No sitting president has survived a serious primary challenge in the past 50 years. Here’s why Trump should be worried.
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Rebecca Boone and Keith Ridler, Associated Press Updated 1:32 pm PST, Saturday, December 29, 2018 FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Idaho Gov.-elect Brad Little gives his victory speech in Boise, Idaho. Voters selected a new governor for the first time since 2006, electing Republican Lt. Gov. Brad Little to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter. Little won with nearly 60 percent of the vote, a huge but not uncommon margin in the deeply red state of Idaho. less FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Idaho Gov.-elect Brad Little gives his victory speech in Boise, Idaho. Voters selected a new governor for the first time since 2006, electing Republican Lt. Gov. Brad ... more Photo: Otto Kitsinger, AP Photo: Otto Kitsinger, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close … [Read more...] about A look at some of the biggest Idaho stories of 2018