2016 Elections

GOP Will Avert Contested Convention

Party leaders will likely have their nominee by March.

They won't burst.

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Speculation over a contested convention -- when no candidate enters with the majority needed for nomination -- has picked up steam again. The Washington Post’s Robert Costa reported last week that Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus met with senior Republicans about procedures, should an open convention develop.

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