Tag: brokered convention

Trump, Cruz Delegates in TN Join Forces Again to Stop GOP Establishment

Former radio talk show host Steve Gill, an elected Cruz delegate, and State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet), an elected Trump delegate, tell Breitbart executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon that along with former State Rep Joe Carr, a Cruz delegate, they are inviting their 49 fellow Trump and Cruz delegates in Tennessee to meet later this month to fend off the GOP establishment’s efforts to “broker” the party’s convention and hand the nomination to someone other than Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz.

WaPo Calls for Establishment Coup Against Trump

The Washington Post published an editorial on Thursday calling for the Republican Party to reject the will of its primary voters and to stage a brokered convention to prevent Donald Trump from becoming its presidential nominee.

Brokered Convention Likely Means Trump Goes Third Party

If you are Donald J. Trump, you are not very excited about the idea of a “brokered convention.” Aside from falling short of the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination for president outright, the way delegates are chosen, and the nomination process itself, are not ideal for someone running an outsider assault on the party.

Priebus: ‘The Odds of a Contested Convention Are Very Small’

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD — Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus downplayed the prospects of the battle for the GOP presidential nod going all the way party’s nominating convention in Cleveland, OH this summer.

After Super Tuesday, the GOP Establishment Looks For a Nice Losing Strategy

Establishment advocates of the brokered convention seem to assume Trump’s voters, and most of Cruz’s, are either hypnotized members of a personality cult, or brats throwing a tantrum who will come to their senses when it’s time to rally against Hillary Clinton… much as the Sanders kids are glumly trooping back into Clinton’s tent, as the Bern is not felt. The Republican Party has nowhere near the credibility with its voters, or ability to buy votes by handing out government lollipops, needed for such a consolidation to occur.

EXCLUSIVE — The Long War: GOP Campaigns Brace For Potential Brokered Convention After Protracted Delegate Fight

Several GOP presidential campaigns are openly contemplating the increasingly likely possibility that a 2016 nominee won’t be selected before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in late July. If no candidate secures enough delegates by the time of the convention, then what would happen is what’s called a “brokered convention”—at which time things could get truly interesting.