GOP Delegate Maneuvers in Kansas

Republican delegate maneuvering is underway in Kansas.
Many now expect the delegate-to-delegate battle to extend from here all the way to the floor of the GOP Convention in Cleveland in July.
An example of it took place recently at the Kansas Republican 3rd District Congressional Convention.
The 3rd District GOP had three delegate position available. Two were awarded to the Cruz campaign. The other went to the Marco Rubio operation.
Rubio has now dropped out the race.
Kansas GOP rules state national convention delegates are bound to a specific candidate until they are officially released by that campaign.
Rubio’s operation has not done that yet.
“There is an anticipation that Rubio will release those delegates at some point” said Kansas GOP Executive director Clay Barker.
“And under our rules, they become free agents. They can vote for whoever they want. That could become key in Kansas,” he added.
At the 3rd Congressional convention, State Representative Amanda Grosserode was the top vote getter.
That entitled to choose what delegate slot she wanted.
Grosserode picked the Rubio slot, even though she supports Ted Cruz for the nomination.
If Rubio releases his delegates, Grosserode could become an easy delegate pick up for the Cruz campaign in an political environment where every delegate counts.

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