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April 18, 2016 6:23 am

As Trump Pushes ‘Showbiz’ Convention, Some Republicans Plan to Stay Away

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Donald Trump. Photo: Twitter.

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Washington Post – The volatility of the Republican presidential race threatens to undermine the ­party’s July convention, putting potential donors on edge, raising security concerns and prompting some GOP politicians, including those in competitive reelection battles, to skip the Cleveland gathering altogether.

A bungled and possibly contested convention could have lasting repercussions not only for the eventual nominee but also for the Republican brand. Party leaders fear that a week of contentious floor fights, inflammatory rhetoric and potentially violent protests could project a negative image to voters nationwide.

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