GOP Chairman Says Contested Convention Not Likely

FILE-In this Jan. 24, 2014 file photo, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is seen at the RNC winter meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is disregarding the idea of a settling the GOP presidential nominee with a contested convention.

“I think the odds of a contested convention are very small. I’ve been saying that for a long time,” Priebus said Friday during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

“It’s a strategy people can use, but look, I would suggest that it’s better to win races and accumulate delegates.”

When pressed, Priebus estimated that there’s an “85 or 90 percent” chance that a candidate garners enough delegates to clinch the nomination before the convention.

“A lot of this is early talk. There are 1,237 delegates needed to be the nominee of our party. There are 1,744 delegates left to be distributed. We have a long way to go,” he said.

(Via The Hill)


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