Missouri Cruz delegate to support Trump at convention
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Donald Trump could gain a little extra support from Missouri at the Republican National Convention.
Missouri has 52 delegates at the convention that began Monday in Cleveland. Of those, 37 are pledged to Trump as a result of the primary election and 15 were bound to support the presidential bid of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
Because Cruz is no longer campaigning, those delegates are free to support someone else.
Cruz delegate Gordon Kinne, of Springfield, said Monday that he will support Trump.
Missouri Republican Party Chairman John Hancock says he is polling other Cruz delegates to see if they also will vote to nominate Trump. Several of them told The Associated Press they plan to stick with their pledge for Cruz.
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