Donald now has his third Republican challenger in former South Carolina ...

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() BREAKING NEWS: Donald now has his third Republican challenger as scandal-ridden former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford officially announces he's running to earn the party's nomination

By Francesca Chambers, Senior White House Correspondent and Katelyn Caralle, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 16:14 BST, 8 September 2019 | Updated: 17:07 BST, 8 September 2019

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Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford says he will challenge Donald  for the Republican nomination in 2020.

The ex-congressman who lost his reelection bid last fall after lobbed a personal attack on him hours before the polls closed told DailyMail.com in a phone call that he does not have a campaign staff or national infrastructure in place, yet. 

And he could not provide a timeline for an acceleration, days after Republicans in his home state said they're cancelling the South Carolina primary and awarding every delegate to the sitting president.

'I'm just taking it a day at a time. This is a daunting task. I've acknowledged - I get all the different things that make it herculaean, and David and Goliath and all those sorts of things,' he said. 'But you know, all you can do is what you can do, and today was about planting a flag.'

Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford announced Sunday he will be challenging Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primaries

Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford announced Sunday he will be challenging Donald in the 2020 Republican primaries

Sanford said he planned to announce his long shot bid in his home state of South Carolina and was deterred by Hurricane Dorian, which made its way up the coast this week. 

'I'm here to tell you right now that I'm going to get in,' Sanford declared in a 'Fox News Sunday' interview, ending

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