Ted Cruz’s convention-floor plan
Election 2016 ▶ He’s making sure his loyalists have a say at the national convention ▶ “They’ve got a big coalition, and they’re organized”
While Ted Cruz was campaigning in Missouri before the state’s March 15 primary, his staffers were in Iowa to wring another victory out of the state that gave him the first win of the primary season. Delegates elected in each of Iowa’s 1,681 precincts gathered on March 12 to begin the process of deciding who will represent the state at the national GOP convention in July. The Cruz team’s goal? To make sure its loyalists get to Cleveland, where they can be positioned to help their man take the nomination in a floor fight if front-runner Donald Trump falls short of the 1,237 delegates he’d need to win on the first ballot. “We’re making resource allocations based upon stopping Donald Trump,” says Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe.