WASHINGTON (UPI) — The head of the Republican National Committee said it is unlikely there will be a brokered convention in July to pick a nominee.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, answering a question at the Conservative Political Action Conference, said it was “highly unlikely” there would be a contested convention. When pressed, he said there’s an “85 to 90 percent” chance a candidate will get enough delegates to clinch the nomination before the convention.
“I think the odds of a contested convention are very small. I’ve been saying that for a long time,” Priebus said during an interview at CPAC with Fox News host Sean Hannity. “It’s a strategy people can use, but look, I would suggest that it’s better to win races and accumulate delegates.”
GOPUSA Editor’s Note: Beginning around the 7-minute mark, Sean Hannity and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus talk about the possibilities of a brokered convention. Priebus says that the chances of a brokered convention are “highly, highly unlikely.” Do you believe him? Do you think they will push for a brokered convention if Trump is the leader going into the convention?
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