RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Says A Contested Convention Is ‘Highly, Highly Unlikely’
Alex Pappas | March 4, 2016
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus on Friday told an audience of conservatives at CPAC, including an apparent number of Donald Trump supporters, that he thinks it’s “highly, highly unlikely” that there will be a contested GOP convention this summer.
“I think the odds of a contested convention are very small,” Priebus said during an on-stage interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference with Sean Hannity of Fox News.
Pressed by Hannity to state the odds of that not happening, where no candidate enters the nominating with a majority delegates, Priebus said: “I don’t know, 85 or 90 percent?”
The notion of a contested convention has gained steam in recent days. Some Trump supporters are worried that the Republican establishment, through a contested convention where no candidate enters with the necessary majority, could stop Trump from becoming the GOP nominee even if he wins the most delegates during the primaries.
Priebus also tried to calm some of the fears of Trump’s supporters. “Well first of all, let me just clear something up for everybody,” he said. “Very clear. Whoever the nominee is of our party, they’re going to get the full-backing and 100 percent support.” (Daily Caller)