7 things you need to know about a contested convention

7 things you need to know about a contested convention

Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivered a promised victory in Ohio on Tuesday, edging out Donald Trump and sending the Republican Party further down the path to a contested convention this summer. Despite winning Florida, the biggest prize of the night, Trump would not at his current, front-running rate, win the 1,237 delegates required to lock up the GOP bid by the end of the primary calendar in June. That means the party would arrive for its July convention without a presumptive nominee for the first time since Ronald Reagan challenged the incumbent President Gerald Ford in 1976. The prospect of a contested convention creates the potential for all kinds of intrigue, but it is also presents more mundane challenges. For the candidates, delegates and party foot soldiers now faced with a political and parliamentary labyrinth generations in the making, there is no roadmap -- only riddles and questions. Read More: CNNPolitics.com
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