Rob Portman immediately after its biographies of Trump and his wife, Melania, neither will speak or even appear inside the convention hall.
Republicans who initially backed other candidates have “got to move on”, said state Sen. The remaining 15 delegates were pledged to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz instead of Trump ahead of Indiana’s presidential primary.
If Trump doesn’t get it on the first ballot, it will be an open convention, and the delegates will vote ballot after ballot until they settle on a consensus nominee.
Tennessee’s GOP delegates highlight the divide within the Republican Party that Trump will have to bridge in Cleveland, Ohio. But he expects nearly all the delegates to rally around Trump.
Dave McElwee, a Trump delegate from near Sunbury, said Trump should stay focused.
“The target of our grassroots campaign is identifying swing voters, identifying the issues they care about and communicating with them”, Bliss said.
By most accounts – certainly Rogers’ – it was one of the dullest national conventions ever.
Much has been made of the “Never Trump” movement, even though the New York City billionaire has already won more than enough delegates to get the nomination.
“He was very persuasive”, Byler said.
Burton – who said he, too, plans on rejecting any attempt to replace Trump as the nominee – acknowledges the “new energy” that new leadership is bringing the party, but he can’t match Ledbetter’s smoldering intensity for Trump.
Schaffer said she does not have previous political experience and only got involved because of Trump. Now, though, he said he’s “110 percent” behind Trump.
The anti-Trump forces were reluctant to disclose to The Washington Post specifics of what is being planned, out of fear that GFOP brass may find ways to thwart their operations.
The RNC kicks off Monday and runs through Thursday night, when thousands of Republicans are expected to formally nominate Donald Trump for president of the United States.
“Unifying the party is important”.
“The speech that Trump gave today (Saturday) did not seem like he actually wants to share the stage, but knows that he has to in order to succeed with his campaign”, said Republican strategist Ron Bonjean. At the mic will be delegation chairman Jeff Sessions, the first US senator to endorse Trump and one of his most full-throated supporters in Congress.
During a raucous state Republican Party meeting in April, Trump delegates accused party leaders of trying to steal delegates from the presumptive nominee.
Gov. Phil Bryant also applauded Trump’s choice, calling Pence “a strong conservative leader in Congress” and “one of the nation’s leading Republican governors”. This is give me your exhausted and weak. “So we are a melting pot of cultures”, she said.
“The Republican Party needs to find ways to come together”, Herbert told the Deseret News, especially at a time when dissension and terror is spilling into the streets with a string of deadly attacks here and overseas.
Brandishing his running mate’s job-creating credentials, Trump – who pushed back against reports of indecision by deeming the governor “my first choice” – ticked through a list of statistics he said showed how Pence had pulled IN out of economic recession: an unemployment rate that fell to less than 5 percent on his watch, an uptick IN the labor force and a decrease IN IN residents on unemployment insurance.
“I still have concerns about some of the things he said, like his call to ban Muslims, which I think is an attack on our religious freedoms”, said Suarez, who is executive vice president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. Ohio’s state delegation will not be seated in the front row at the Republican convention at the Quicken Loans Center this coming week. Fredericks will broadcast from 6 a.m.to noon live, locally on WHKT-AM 1650.
The absence of former Gov. Jeb Bush, U.S. Sen.
Oklahoma’s delegation consists of 43 delegates, all but three of whom were elected at the congressional district or state level.
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