Washington Examiner: Could a conservative Republican get the Constitution Party nomination?

From the Washington Examiner, March 2nd:

With his Super Tuesday delegates in hand, Donald Trump seems more likely than ever to be the Republican nominee for president. Yet, there is a large contingent of Republicans who say they will never vote for Trump, even if the only other choice is Hillary Clinton.

What if a third candidate emerged as a viable alternative in the general election? The Constitution Party says they’re open to considering a major Republican as their nominee.

“You ask if Trump, or Cruz, or Romney would be welcomed as a candidate,” Constitution Party spokeswoman Karen Murray told theWashington Examiner. “Yes, they would be welcome to seek the nomination. Would the party nominate such a candidate? This I cannot say. It is up to the delegates at the convention to choose who will best represent the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights in the person of a candidate for the highest office in the land.”

If a candidate wanted to go that route, they’d have a little bit of time to consider it before diving in. The Constitution Party’s presidential nominating convention starts April 13. “The latest a candidate can be considered is at the [national] convention,” Murray said. To be considered on the floor, “a candidate must receive the support of half the delegates of two states, in writing, submitted at the convention.”

Read the rest of the article here.

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