Iowa GOP Chair Confident In Delegates Picking Trump at Convention

Jul 15, 2016

 The Republican National Convention starts in Cleveland on Monday and 30 delegates will represent Iowa. Jeff Kaufmann is the chairman of the Iowa Republican Party. He says Iowa delegates are bound to the presumptive presidential nominee even though a small group of delegates still want to back Iowa caucus winner Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

“Bottom line is we’ve got some folks that still want Cruz to be the nominee. That’s not going to happen," Kaufmann says. "The overwhelming majority of the Iowa delegation understands that Trump is our nominee.”

Members of the so-called "Never Trump" movement were unsuccessful in getting national rules changed to unbind delegates from its party's nominee. Four years ago Iowa delegates did not back the nominee at GOP convention in Tampa.