GOP Leaders Meet in Private to Dicuss Trump... Prepare for Possible Deadlocked Convention...
More than 20 Republican Party leaders met privately on Monday night with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to prepare for a brokered convention, according to the Washington Post.
“The prospect of [Donald] Trump nearing next year’s nominating convention in Cleveland with a significant number of delegates dominated the discussion, according to five people familiar with the meeting,” the Post reported.
“Several longtime power brokers argued that if the controversial billionaire storms through the primaries, the party’s mainstream wing could coalesce around an alternative,” according to sources who spoke anonymously to the Posts’s Robert Costa, who also reported that advisors and allies of two Trump rivals were at the dinner.
“Attendees included Ward Baker, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee; Rob Simms, his counterpart at the National Republican Congressional Committee; Ron Kaufman, an RNC committeeman and Mitt Romney confidant; and pollster Linda DiVall.”
The Trump opponents in attendance included “Whit Ayres, an adviser to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)(Fla.), and Vin Weber, an ally of former Florida governor Jeb Bush,” the report said.