The Hill: GOP Senators Say Trump Will Not Win Nomination on First Ballot

A person stands in balloons during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.
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The Hill reports that most Republican senators expect a nomination fight in Cleveland.

The thumping Donald Trump suffered in Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary has given new hope to GOP senators that their party won’t enter November with the businessman as their presidential nominee.

Republican lawmakers say Ted Cruz’s victory in Wisconsin makes it unlikely that Trump will secure the 1,237 delegates he needs to clinch the nomination, setting up a fight at the convention this July in Cleveland.

“Yes, I think its’ going to be contested because he’s not going to get to 1,237, and that’s good for the Republican Party,” said Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.).

If Trump doesn’t win on the first ballot, a growing number say, he’s likely to lose the nomination to Cruz or someone else.

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