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Republicans Discuss Brokered Convention as Trump Leads

The scenario was discussed by more than 20 party stalwarts at a Washington, DC, dinner held by the Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
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Republican party officials are now actively preparing for the prospect of a contested convention in Cleveland as front-runner Donald Trump continues to draw strong support from the GOP base.

The scenario was discussed by more than 20 party stalwarts Monday at a Washington, DC, dinner held by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, the Washington Post reported. A person familiar with who attended the dinner confirmed to Bloomberg that it took place, and that Priebus, members of congress, establishment lobbyists and others have held similar discussions for weeks.