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04-09-2016, 02:25 PM
GOP picks presidential delegates, Rob Steele for RNC

Jonathan Oosting
April 9, 2016

With the prospects of a contested national convention looming, Michigan Republican leaders urged unity Saturday during a state convention where activists elected delegates who will help select the party’s presidential nominee.


If Trump is unable to secure the 1,237 delegates required to win the nomination on the first ballot, delegates would become unbound and could support any candidate of their choice, including U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash , Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, and West Michigan power broker Betsy DeVos headline the at-large delegate slate finalized Saturday in an up-or-down vote at the Lansing Center.

Calley and DeVos will head to Cleveland as pledged delegates to Kasich, while Amash is pledged to Cruz. Romney McDaniel is a Trump delegate.



04-09-2016, 04:03 PM