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  • Az GOP Convention- Delegate Lists

    04/30/2016 10:50:49 PM PDT · by AZHSer · 17 replies
    AzGop ^ | 4/30/2016 | AZHSer
    I had the privledge today of serving as a Arizona State Convention Delegate. The meeting was long and disorganized but we got the job done. I promised on a previous thread to post names of Delegates and who they support or which slate they appeared on if known. The following lists are taken from the AzGOP website and my notes. If I am not sure who they support, I will leave that spot blank. Please feel free to post corrections. Follow the link to view the lists in an easier to read format. National Committeeman - Bruce Ash National Committeewoman...
  • ANTI-Donald TRUMP Protest Erupt Near Republican Convention near Burlingame (embed video)

    04/30/2016 3:05:06 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 65 replies
    ABC -eyewitness news 7 ^ | April 30,2016
    BURLINGAME, Calif. -- Hundreds of anti-Donald Trump protesters crowded the streets near the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame as the presidential candidate arrived for the Republican convention. A man wearing a Trump campaign "Make America Great Again" red hat was struck while being jostled by a group of shouting protesters. "It went gangbusters. They attacked me," said Chris Conway, who identified himself as mortgage broker from San Mateo. A dozen protesters linked arms to block the road in front of the hotel near San Francisco International Airport, but no one was using the street because police had already closed it to...
  • GOP Washington establishment begins warming to Trump

    04/28/2016 8:57:01 AM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | Manu Raju and Deirdre Walsh
    House and Senate Republicans are reluctantly coming to terms with the reality that the real estate mogul -- a man many feared given his unpredictability, questionable policy positions and lack of discipline on the campaign trail -- will likely be their party's standard bearer. Rather than fight it, a number of Republicans say, it may be time to embrace it.
  • The Republican Convention Will Not Be Contested

    04/26/2016 12:32:46 PM PDT · by astrat7 · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/25/2016 | Roger L Simon
    Apologies to those who still don't accept the inevitability of a Donald Trump candidacy in the Republican Party -- I feel your pain, as a famous prevaricator/predator once said -- but, disappointing as it may be to Fox and CNN executives, not to mention the millions or hundreds of thousands of voters loyal to Messrs. Cruz and Kasich, it's all over but the shouting and the backbiting. Cleveland in July may not be Christmas in July, but it's not going to be the second coming of the 1992 L.A. riots or the 1968 Chicago convention either.
  • New Web Ad: "Convention"

    04/26/2016 10:07:05 AM PDT · by LesDowrey · 10 replies
    New Day for America YouTube Channel ^ | April 26, 2016 | New Day For America
    This is the single most delusional thing you will ever see. Doesn't matter if you're for Trump or Cruz. Atleast you're not for Kasich.
  • Kasich: "We believe that an open convention is the best way for the Republican Party to win"

    04/25/2016 5:54:41 PM PDT · by maggief · 129 replies
    Kasich: "We believe that an open convention is the best way for the Republican Party to win" http://cnn.it/1pzz0Ig
  • Donald Trump’s path to 1,237 delegates

    04/25/2016 2:47:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Apr. 22, 2016 | Steve Kornacki
    Donald Trump currently has at least 846 delegates, according to the NBC News tally, and he can still clear the magic number of 1,237 during the primary season. Doing so would prevent the open convention that Ted Cruz and the Stop Trump movement are banking on. Here’s what it would take:
  • Why There WILL Be a Contested Convention.

    04/24/2016 9:27:12 AM PDT · by ziravan · 75 replies
    FreeRepublic | 4/24/16 | Ziravan
    Donald Trump will not reach 1237 delegates before the GOP July Cleveland Convention and there will be a floor fight for the Nomination. For the purposes of this analysis, both Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are peripheral characters. Both will continue to pursue their best strategy to the nomination, Trump on first ballot, Cruz on 2nd or 3rd (most likely 4th after Florida delegates are released). There will be a contested convention because the media will push for it. 1. Blood in the streets in Cleveland? Damn, that's a generational story. Somebody's gonna win a Pulitzer here. 2. Permanent...
  • Riots, Guns, Bribes: TR's Contested Convention

    04/23/2016 1:07:01 PM PDT · by John W · 6 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 23, 2016 | Geoffrey Cowan
    Would a candidate for president of the United States ever officially condone a riot on the floor of a national convention? Would a candidate actually ever seek to provoke one? Should delegates at a convention be permitted to carry guns? Can supporters of a candidate try to buy delegate votes? Could any of these things happen at a contested Republican Convention this year in Cleveland? It seems unlikely, but there would be precedents. Amazingly, in 1912, when Theodore Roosevelt tried to wrest the nomination from William Howard Taft, there were plans for riots, plenty of guns, and more than a...
  • The Convention Could Very Well Prove to Be a RUN-OFF Election That Trump Could Very Well LOSE

    04/22/2016 1:24:48 PM PDT · by the_doc · 207 replies
    self | 04/22/16 | the_doc
    I have heard that a lot of Republicans, ESPECIALLY Trump supporters, have said that the candidate who comes into the Cleveland convention with the most delegates should be (automatically?) awarded the nomination even if he cannot get 1237 votes on the first ballot. I just want to go on record as saying that this widespread notion is politically stupid--even politically monstrous. The Republican Party's rules since the very birth of the Party have specified that a prospective nominee must achieve a majority of Convention votes to become the nominee. As most FReepers already know, this longstanding fact is not disputed....
  • Donald Trump's Delegate Savior ("The Count")

    04/22/2016 6:20:36 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 34 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 4/21/16 | David Catanese
    On the Friday before Easter, Donald Trump was sitting inside his Mar-a-Lago oceanside resort in Palm Beach, Florida, stewing over the headlines he kept reading about the growing likelihood of a contested Republican National Convention in July. In need of instant advice, Trump picked up the phone and did what he's often done for the last 30 years: He dialed up his longtime political confidant, Roger Stone. "Can they really f--- me on this convention?" Trump asked, somewhat incredulously. "If I have the most votes, can they really take this away from me?"
  • Pat Buchanan Points Out The Absurdity of Continued GOPe Attempts To Deny The Voter…

    04/21/2016 5:16:08 AM PDT · by McGruff · 44 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 21, 2016 | Sundance
    Pat Buchanan was interviewed by Sean Hannity last night and raises some good fundamental points regarding the ridiculous positions espoused by professional punditry and political elites. Lots of plain common sense: [video] 1. Trump is holding rallies of 20,000 – 30,000+ IN A PRIMARY. This is a historic point that most seemingly overlook. No-one ever before has gathered such crowd sizes in “primary races“. Supportive crowds the size of Trump (and yes, Sanders) have only before been witnessed in “general elections”, and only one candidate on the republican side is capable of generating this much enthusiasm. 2. The talking point...
  • Can Donald Trump really hit 1,237 before Cleveland?

    04/21/2016 9:00:49 AM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 21, 2016 | MJ Lee and Gregory Krieg, CNN
    Donald Trump is now the only Republican presidential candidate with a realistic chance of winning the 1,237 votes to clinch the nomination before the national convention this summer. But getting there will be a tough undertaking, and one that leaves little room for error. Trump's commanding victory in New York, where he won more than 60% of the vote and the vast majority of the 95 delegates up for grabs, marked a turning point in the delegate race. The Manhattan real estate mogul now has improved his chances of winning the nomination outright, while his chief rival, Ted Cruz, would...
  • Ted Cruz Now Risks Destroying The Relevancy of His Own Conservative Base…

    04/21/2016 7:01:20 AM PDT · by GilGil · 32 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4/21/2016 | Sundance
    There’s an old saying referenced at times when a person refuses to move based on principle: “At what cost are you willing to win”? cruz and heidiThe essential meaning behind the question is: how far are you willing to go -in the elimination of a coalition- in order to prove your own standing is most righteous? …and does the internal sense of victory overcome the desperate isolation at the end of your arguments? Do the ‘ends‘ justify the ‘means‘? Eventually the questions require pause, and eventually lead the recipient to ask themselves to reconsider their motives. Are pride and/or ego...
  • Hickenlooper: Switch To Primaries Would Be A 'Worthy Expense' [Colorado]

    04/20/2016 7:21:15 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 16 replies
    Colorado Public Radio ^ | April 20, 2016 | Rachel Estabrook
    Colorado would go back to holding a presidential primary under a bill that's expected to be introduced this week, after Democrat and Republican voters complained that caucuses, held in March, left them out of the nominating process. The idea has Gov. John Hickenlooper's support, even though it might mean the state picks up the cost.
  • RNC Rules Member: Nominee Doesn’t Need To Win 8 Primaries

    04/20/2016 12:50:15 PM PDT · by maggief · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 20, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The Republican National Committee’s eight state convention threshold rule could be interpreted differently than anyone expects this summer in Cleveland. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz  97% argue that Ohio Gov. John Kasich could never become the nominee, because Kasich cannot win eight primary contests to be eligible. However, RNC Standing Rules Committee member Randy Evans told The Daily Caller at the Spring RNC Meeting Wednesday that a nominee does not need to “win” eight state primary contests to qualify to be put into contention — only the support of eight delegations at the convention. “You do...
  • Shepard Smith: Former NY Senator D’Amato Told Me RNC Will Change Rules to Give Kasich a Shot

    04/20/2016 10:32:32 AM PDT · by detective · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 20, 2016 | Aaron Klein
    On his Fox News program last night, Shepard Smith revealed a conversation he said he had with former New York Senator Alfonse D’Amato in which D’Amato was quoted as saying that the Republican National Committee will change the rules to give Gov. John Kasich a shot at the nomination.
  • A Call to Reality and Cruz's Chances EVEN On a Second Ballot

    04/20/2016 8:54:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 98 replies
    Opinion ^ | 20 Apr 16 | Xzins
    Most news services are reporting that Ted Cruz currently has 559 delegates after gaining zero in yesterday's New York primary. With 1237 the goal, it is clear that Ted Cruz can no longer win on the first ballot at the Republican Convention. He would need 678 delegates to reach 1237 and only 620 delegates remain. Obviously, that is impossible. That would be 109% of what remains, and that is a mathematical impossibility. A good guess of how many additional delegates Cruz will gain between now and June 8 is 209. That would give him a total of 768 going into...
  • Trump poised for a winning spree

    04/19/2016 2:42:46 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | apr. 19, 2016 | Kyle Cheney
    The real estate mogul's final sprint for to lock down 1,237 delegates starts in New York. The billionaire is poised for a ringing victory that will take the edge off a brutal month of controversy and soaring unpopularity. It’s a chance for Trump to rewrite a campaign narrative that seemed to get away from him — and will likely be the first triumph in a cascade of victories across the northeast over the next week.
  • Donald Trump is still struggling to install friendly delegates

    04/18/2016 5:47:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 18, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    Weeks after his campaign vowed to turn things around in the hunt for delegates, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump is still struggling to ensure that supporters will be there to vote for him at the Republican convention in Cleveland. Trump is expected to easily win the New York primary on Tuesday and most if not all of the 95 delegates at stake, ensuring that the businessman will remain well ahead of Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
  • RNC member accuses party of ‘institutional tyranny’ (Solomon Yue)

    04/18/2016 3:34:47 PM PDT · by AuntB · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | April 18, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher and Alex Isenstadt
    A member of the Republican National Committee rules panel accused his own party leadership of “institutional tyranny” on Monday, another escalation in the growing internal battle over the party’s arcane parliamentary procedures. Solomon Yue, the Oregon committeeman and member of the RNC’s Rules Committee, sent a more than 1,300-word email, obtained by POLITICO, to members of the rules panel on Monday morning, charging that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and his allies had improperly tried to scuttle Yue’s proposal to change the underlying rulebook for what could be the party’s first contested convention in 40 years this summer. Yue is the...
  • Trump convention chief: 'There's not going to be a second ballot'

    04/17/2016 7:14:46 PM PDT · by kevcol · 78 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 17, 2016 | Curt Mills
    "The dialogue and the narrative of this campaign isn't focusing on the real issue," Trump convention manager Paul Manafort said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday. "The real issue is there's not going to be a second ballot." "There are many paths to [a delegate majority] for Donald Trump, between now and middle of June," Manafort said. "We are working all of those paths." . . . "The states that we just finished — this was the time when Cruz was supposed to be ahead," Manafort said. "With Cruz, he wins the reddest of red states, where you get voterless primaries,...
  • At Wyoming GOP Convention, Cruz Still Running Circles Around Trump (Convention Tomorrow)

    04/15/2016 10:26:25 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 53 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 15 April 2016 | Tampa Bay Times
    CASPER, Wyo. — On Saturday morning, while his two rivals for the Republican nomination stay back east, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will fly to this city to address the state GOP convention. The potential prize: Fourteen delegates to the national convention in Cleveland. The competition: Hard to find. On Friday, with no explanation to either party officials or media, Donald Trump's campaign announced that Sarah Palin would cancel her scheduled speech here. Additionally, while Republicans gathered for a barbecue and fried chicken dinner, the campaign of Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, was invisible, and the Trump campaign was clearly outmatched. The...
  • republicanism in process...we live in a republic.

    04/15/2016 5:45:46 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 9 replies
    GA page of FR ^ | 4-15-16 | excerpts of many
    Republicanism in action: My name is Gabe Hartwig I will be running for Delegate to Republican National Convention... to stop Donald Trump Elect James Edwards...to respect, represent, uphold, and faithfully execute the will of the people Michael Abramson...I want to ensure that the voters of the 5th Congressional District are represented in all ballots Lavin Gartland provided lobbying to a variety of clients, Pfizer, Verizon, several candidates state and local. Lavin work for Deal for Governor Alex Johnson I am running for delegate...You should too. In some districts there are reports of chairs failing to abide by the rules and...
  • Republican leaders consider rewriting convention rules

    04/15/2016 4:55:24 AM PDT · by McGruff · 192 replies
    The Republican National Committee is expected to debate a proposal next week that would dramatically shift the balance of power at this summer’s convention — and impose a new rulebook for selecting the party's nominee. The proposal, which will top the agenda during a meeting of the Rules panel at the RNC’s annual spring meeting in Hollywood Beach, Fla., would fundamentally alter how the convention is conducted, further empowering the delegates to determine the course of the proceedings. It amounts to not just a changing of the rules but of the rulebook itself, with far-reaching implications, potentially impacting whether party...
  • Serious Question for Cruz Supporters (VANITY)

    04/14/2016 12:42:16 PM PDT · by LesDowrey · 223 replies
    04/14/2016 | Les Dowrey
    If Ted Cruz were to win the GOP Nomination on the 2nd ballot or further down the line, he will have won the GOP nomination based on STOPPING Trump, not SUPPORTING Ted. That's not really a great way to win is it? Also, if he couldn't beat Trump at the ballot box, how will he beat Hillary?
  • Cleveland is spending $20 million in federal money on riot and security gear (Shortened)

    04/13/2016 1:45:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | Josh Rosenblat of Vox
    As Cleveland prepares to host the Republican National Convention this summer, it's bidding on millions of dollars of security equipment and tactical gear for its police.
  • Michael Savage to Cruz: Renounce Colorado result

    04/11/2016 1:16:33 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 302 replies
    WND ^ | 4/11/2016
    Calling the Colorado Republican Party’s decision not to hold a primary popular vote a scandal, talk-radio host Michael Savage declared Sen. Ted Cruz should disavow the move and call for a vote. “What just happened in Colorado should, frankly, disqualify Cruz, who claims to be a constitutional conservative,” Savage told his listeners Monday. Savage is a strong supporter of GOP front-runner Donald Trump, who has been a regular guest on “The Savage Nation.” (full article at link)
  • Limbaugh makes urgent plea to outsiders like Trump

    04/13/2016 6:28:46 AM PDT · by detective · 171 replies
    WND ^ | 04/12/2016 | Joe Kovacs
    In the wake of national outrage over perceived rigging in the presidential primary process, talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh is urging political outsiders such as Donald Trump to learn the rules of the game if they wish to achieve success. On his broadcast Tuesday, Limbaugh reminded listeners that both the Republican and Democratic Parties are private organizations, and are akin to businesses who don’t want an outsider coming in and taking over the show. “The first order of business of any business is to stay open. The second order of business is to make sure the people who run it continue...
  • Sarah Palin To Woo Delegates For Donald Trump In Wyoming

    04/13/2016 6:36:15 AM PDT · by don-o · 168 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Donald Trump is sending Sarah Palin, one of his best political surrogates, to the Wyoming Republican State Convention, in an effort to woo delegates to his campaign. On Saturday, Wyoming State Delegates will select the remaining 14 delegates to represent the party in Cleveland. Twelve delegates were already selected at party’s county caucuses in March. Three other delegate slots go to the party’s national committeeman, national committeewoman, and the chairman of the Wyoming’s Republican Party. Trump is anxious to stop the flow of delegates to his rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% . In Colorado, Cruz swept all 34 delegates...
  • RNC member: Trump can win with 1,100 delegates

    04/13/2016 7:00:47 AM PDT · by nralife · 145 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/13/16 9:05 AM | Pete Kasperowicz
    Republican National Committee member Randy Evans said Wednesday that Donald Trump would likely be able to secure the Republican nomination if he captures anything more than 1,100 delegates, short of the 1,237 delegates needed for a simple majority. "If Donald Trump exceeds 1,100 votes, he will become the nominee even though he may not have 1,237," Evans said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Evans' comment is good news for Trump if it's a sentiment shared by other RNC members, since Trump is at risk of falling short of a majority of delegates by the time of the convention in July. But...

    04/13/2016 9:14:30 AM PDT · by RebelTex · 208 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/13/16 9:05 AM | Pete Kasperowicz
    "If Donald Trump exceeds 1,100 votes, he will become the nominee even though he may not have 1,237," Evans said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
  • Why GOP nominee Ted Cruz should worry 2016 Republicans, too (GOP Plan to Backstab Cruz 2nd Ballot)

    04/13/2016 6:37:23 AM PDT · by xzins · 143 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 6 | Amber Phillips
    After winning the April 5 Wisconsin primary, Ted Cruz appeared to reach out to the GOP establishment – and ask for its trust. It's hard to imagine a more far-right presidential candidate than Cruz, who has shown little to no willingness to appeal to the broader electorate that Republicans arguably need to win the White House and maintain control of the Senate. Some political analysts even think Republicans' majority in the House could be in play with not just a Trump nomination, but also a Cruz nomination. Here are four reasons that should still worry Republicans -- plus one reason...
  • Cruz is likely to block Trump on a second ballot at the GOP convention

    04/13/2016 5:09:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 157 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/13/2016 | Ed O' Keefe
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is close to ensuring that Donald Trump cannot win the GOP nomination on a second ballot at the party’s July convention in Cleveland, scooping up scores of delegates who have pledged to vote for him instead of the front-runner if given the chance. The push by Cruz means that it is more essential than ever for Trump to clinch the nomination by winning a majority of delegates to avoid a contested and drawn-out convention fight, which Trump seems almost certain to lose. The GOP race now rests on two cliffhangers: Can Trump lock up the...
  • GOPe Playing Very Dangerous Game With Current Political Con

    04/12/2016 7:16:46 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 18 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 12, 2016 | Sundance
    PARTY LEADERSHIP RECOMMENDING AVOID OHIO CONVENTION... Somewhat quietly, though not without some water-cooler discussion, the Republican Party Leadership is warning membership to stay away from the upcoming Cleveland Ohio convention. The media is describing the issue as centering around those elected politicians who may want to avoid the potential for divisive controversy. However, if you look at the actual landscape, and then look at the political ideology of those who are openly saying they are staying away, what you’ll notice is the RINO caucus, the ‘Decepticons’, are the most cautious. If you spend some time digging through the professional GOPe...
  • Were Trump voters in primaries told, "it's only for the first vote" at the convention?

    04/12/2016 2:15:50 PM PDT · by gg188 · 69 replies
    Self---rare vanity | April 12, 2016 | Self - rare vanity
    1. At the primary polling locations in each state, were the voters clearly informed that their vote for their candidate was for the FIRST VOTE AT THE CONVENTION only, and that if their candidate did not get 1237 delegates, their vote would be basically tossed and have no influence? 2. When we are told Cruz had the ground game, left people behind in the states after the primary, worked the rules, worked the system, worked the delegates in the way that everyone has always known it's done in the primaries... Cruz's people convinced Trump delegates to vote for Cruz when...
  • As Trump targets GOP process, speculation swirls around alternative candidates

    04/11/2016 10:06:33 AM PDT · by Innovative · 145 replies
    Fox News ^ | Apr. 11, 2016 | FoxNews
    As Donald Trump ratchets up his complaints about the Republican nominating process — one he enthusiastically joined last June — the uncertainty in the tightening battle between him and Ted Cruz is kicking up renewed speculation about the possibility of alternative candidates entering the fray. The latest name surfacing as a late-entry 2016 presidential bid is retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, former commander of Central Command. The Daily Beast published a lengthy report last week on an effort by a group of conservative billionaire donors to convince Mattis to consider an independent run.
  • Local Republican Party Bylaws [Colorado] - Removing Officers [Let's Roll]

    04/10/2016 7:33:31 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 33 replies
    Article V, Section 6—Removal of Officers Any elected officer of the Central Committee may be removed from office at any time for whatever cause deemed sufficient by a vote of not less than three-fifths of the membership of the Central Committee present at an official meeting called for that specific purpose.
  • Colorado Trump Delegates Scratched From Ballots at GOP Convention – Cruzers Listed TWICE

    04/10/2016 10:13:51 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 73 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 10, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Ted Cruz supporters took all 13 of the delegates up for grabs on Saturday to complete a clean sweep of the state. But it was not without controversy. The Cruz camp and GOP establishment leaders strong-armed their way to a sweep by banning Trump delegates and omitting them from the ballots… and listing Cruz delegates TWICE! The liberal media and GOP establishment will call this “good electioneering.” One Trump delegate (379) was not listed on the ballot while a Cruz delegate (378) was listed twice.

    04/09/2016 7:25:57 PM PDT · by windhover · 46 replies
    4/9/16 | windhover
    Before I go on, I need to say to those of you who are doing politics for the first time, that I am deeply- and I do mean this from the heart - very disappointed this has been such a negative experience for so many. IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. The GOP Establishment, that is busily stealing away Trump delegates, does not really live in DC; it lives in your Precinct and is shaking your hand at your own County Convention. They are Party loyalists who live in the grass roots, and know how to play the game. This needs...
  • Trump team vows to win delegate majority as rivals prepare for open convention [Manafort's plan]

    04/09/2016 10:03:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/09/2016 | Dan Balz, Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    Leaders of Donald Trump's new campaign team said they have revised targets that would make the real estate mogul the presumptive Republican presidential nominee by mid-May and that would win him the delegates needed to clinch the nomination before the party's convention this summer. To do so, Trump would have to go on a month-long hot streak, starting in New York on April 19, that would deliver a sizable haul of delegates — including increased commitments from those who are unbound — and quiet widespread talk that his unpopularity and his campaign's sloppy execution have made it nearly impossible to...
  • Ramirez Cartoon: What a Contested Convention Looks Like ...

    04/09/2016 9:39:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 72 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 8, 2016 | Michael Ramirez
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  • Donald Trump’s Path to 1,237 Is Not Mission Impossible

    04/08/2016 10:42:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | Apr.8, 2016 | Nate Cohn
    Until Wisconsin, Donald Trump was considered likely to win a majority of pledged delegates. In truth, his plan to reach 1,237 was already very vulnerable; Ted Cruz had built enough support by March 15 that even adding a modest share of Marco Rubio’s voters was likely to start him on the road to deny Mr. Trump a majority. But after Mr. Trump’s loss Tuesday, the conventional wisdom has gone too far in the other direction. His path to 1,237 is still clear. It is certainly narrow, but it may require him to do only two challenging things: win two tossup...
  • Trump adviser says Republicans won't have contested convention

    04/08/2016 11:07:20 AM PDT · by xzins · 142 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 08, 2016 | REUTERS/Joe Skipper
    Donald Trump's new top political strategist predicted on Friday the Republican presidential front-runner would amass the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch his party's nomination well before the Republican National Convention in July. Veteran campaign tactician Paul Manafort was chosen by Trump on Thursday to oversee a fractious nomination process that many Republicans expect may not yield a clear winner before the convention. Manafort said on CNN's "New Day" program that rival Ted Cruz, the U.S. senator from Texas, will not be able to dent Trump's delegate lead before California's June 7 primary. "The reality is: Ted Cruz has seen his...
  • Craig Shirley: "Cleveland Is Going To Be A City Under Siege" During GOP Convention

    04/08/2016 9:23:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Reagan biographer and public affairs consultant Craig Shirley tells Breitbart News Daily that “Cleveland is going to be a city under siege by Left wing protesters protesting Donald Trump and the Republicans” when the GOP comes to town to pick its nominee in July.
  • Trump convention manager (Manafort): 'Winning isn't enough'

    04/08/2016 8:00:52 AM PDT · by GilGil · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/8/2016 | Julia Manchester
    Manafort joins the Trump campaign as a contested Republican convention becomes more likely. Trump suffered a critical loss to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Tuesday in the Wisconsin primary. However, the strategist says he is confident the Cruz campaign will hit a rough patch, allowing Trump to win the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination outright. "Utah and New York are two different states," he said. "By the time we get to California, the momentum is going to be clear, and Ted Cruz's path to victory will be in shambles."
  • Breaking: Cruz Camp Sends Out Letters to Supporters on How to Harass and Steal Delegates

    04/08/2016 4:55:46 AM PDT · by Amntn · 185 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/7/16 | Jim Hoft
    The Cruz camp can’t win enough votes at the ballot box so they’re stealing them at the state level. Such good Christian conservatives. Cruz supporters are asking bloggers to stalk the delegates in Colorado. "Dear Influential Conservative Blogger, I found a list of names and phone numbers for Colorado delegates, of which a huge number are unbound. I did reverse phone searches and came up with a list of mailing addresses for a lot of these unbound delegates. I wrote letters to them saying that Cruz has been most consistent about re-negotiating the Iran deal, and that they should vote...
  • RNC Rules Member: Expect ‘Tweaks’ To Rules At Upcoming Florida Meeting

    04/08/2016 3:20:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/7/16 | Kerry Picket
    Rules changes to the Republican National Convention could happen as soon as two weeks from now. The Republican National Committee is gathering in Hollywood, Florida, for its spring meeting later this month. This quarterly gathering includes a, Contest Committee meeting, Debates Committee meeting, and Standing Committee meeting on the rules. This is the last time RNC members will gather before the party’s convention in Cleveland later in July. Ross Little Jr., a Republican National Committeeman from Louisiana and Convention Rules Committee member, told Fox News Channel’s Gretchen Carlson Thursday that “small tweaks” to the convention rules could happen at the...
  • Inside Donald Trump's delegate strategy

    04/07/2016 7:01:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | April 7, 2016 | Sara Murray and Jeremy Diamond,
    Donald Trump is tabling his go-everywhere approach and hunkering down in his home state ahead of the New York primary, as his campaign aims to take a more disciplined approach to the delegate hunt. The Trump campaign is overhauling its schedule to go all in in the Empire State. The change of plans came just as the campaign announced Thursday that Paul Manafort, a veteran GOP hand who recently joined the campaign, is being tasked with an expanded role to "direct the campaign's activities" as it looks to secure the necessary delegates to clinch the nomination. New York will be...
  • The coming train wreck (Trump v Cruz and the convention)

    04/07/2016 6:01:01 PM PDT · by NRx · 151 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04-07-2016 | Charles Krauthammer
    No excerpt. This needs to be read in its entirety.