Tuesday during MSNBC’s coverage of the outcome of the Arizona GOP presidential primary, Nicolle Wallace, the former communications chief for George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign and adviser for Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) 2008 presidential bid, said that GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s margin of victory in Arizona should end the discussions over the possibility of a brokered convention at the RNC in Cleveland this summer.
“Listen, I said at the beginning of the night, for Trump to have a good night, he had to just win Arizona,” Wallace said. “He didn’t just win it. You have to add up Cruz and Kasich and Rubio to topple him. I think the story has to, again, be about Trump’s dominance in this Republican field. And I think it renders foolish the amount of conversations taking place in Washington about a brokered convention. It’s still the most likely outcome that Trump simply gets to 1237. And I want to offer you a possible explanation for why Cruz spent time [in Arizona]. Ted Cruz isn’t running to win the nomination in delegates, really. He’s running to make an argument at the convention. He’s running to make an argument to the delegates. So he’s trying to win among as many different kinds of voters.”
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