Kansas Republicans show little appetite for anti-Trump push

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas delegates to the Republican National Convention are showing little appetite for a struggling, last-minute effort to block Donald Trump’s presidential nomination even though most of the state’s contingent is bound to other candidates.

Some of the state’s 40 delegates take comfort in the conservative national platform drafted ahead of the convention, which opens Monday.

Others contend it’s foolhardy to attempt to deny Trump the nomination following his victories in caucuses and primaries earlier this year.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won the state’s caucuses in March, and 24 delegates are bound to vote for him at the convention, compared to nine for Trump. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has six delegates, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, one.

Kansas delegates said they’ll support Trump in November, regardless of their current affiliations now.

 

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