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Will Mitt Romney challenge Donald Trump in the Republican Primaries for the 2020 Presidential Election?

Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American politician and businessman who is the junior United States Senator from Utah. He previously served as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election.

In January 2019, just days before taking his seat in the Senate, Romney published an excoriating op-ed regarding President Trump's leadership in the Washington Post. This, coupled with Romney's previous claim that 'Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud' has caused some speculation that he may challenge the incumbent President in the Republican primaries before the 2020 Presidential Election. On 03 January 2019, Romney denied having any plans to challenge Trump in the Republican primaries.

As of 03 January 2019, Donald Trump is the only declared candidate in those primaries.

This question asks: Before 3 February 2020, the date of the Iowa caucus, will Mitt Romney declare himself a candidate in the Republican primaries for the 2020 Presidential Election cycle, in the event that Donald Trump is also a candidate?

Resolves positive if the above is true, resolves negative if Trump is a candidate and Romney does not before 3 February 2020 declare himself to be a candidate at any time that Trump is also a candidate, and resolves ambiguously if, before Romney makes a declaration of candidacy, Trump ceases to be candidate in the Republican primaries for any reason.


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