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”

Bloomberg Businessweek (North America) - - News -

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.

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