Some Illinois Delegates For Trump May Skip Convention

Jul 13, 2016

Some Illinois delegates for Donald Trump say they’ll skip next week’s political convention in protest of their own state Republican Party.

Presidential Candidate Donald Trump
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Rich Nordstrom won election in the Republican primary to go to next week’s National Convention as a delegate and officially vote for Donald Trump to be the party’s nominee. But Nordstrom isn’t sure he’ll go, saying he’s bothered the top Illinois Republicans -- like Governor Bruce Rauner – are not going.

“The governor’s the highest-ranking Republican in the state. He should go, in my opinion,” Nordstrom said. “He said he’s gonna support Trump, but not real verbally, I’ll tell you that.”

Rauner repeatedly refused to talk about Trump’s candidacy. In a statement, a state Party spokesman says the Illinois Republican Party is committed to supporting Donald Trump’s campaign.