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A long-shot republican presidential candidate sees a path to the party convention. He’s not dreaming.

If the ongoing impeachment inquiry were to result in the early departure of President Donald Trump, how would his absence affect the 2020 election? In that unlikely event, who would be the replacement Republican candidate?

It has suddenly become a relevant issue, argued Bill Weld, the former Massachusetts governor who has emerged as Trump’s leading—and entirely long-shot—Republican challenger.

“Let’s say it happens the day after Super Tuesday,” Weld told an audience of on Northeastern’s Boston campus on Wednesday. “I would become the only guy standing.”

On a night when millions of Americans were watching 10 Democratic candidates debate impeachment, immigration, and health care, Weld was offering his vision of a Republican race turned upside-down at the Myra Kraft Open Classroom, which has been holding weekly events to explore the nuanced relationship between the media and the presidential primaries. The series, named after the late philanthropist and wife of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, is organized by the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs.

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