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Collier delegates prepare for convention

Posted at 10:14 PM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 23:02:44-04

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump's nomination will be official next week at the GOP national convention in Cleveland. 

Florida is sending 99 delegates to the convention, including Collier County Republican Executive Committee Chair Michael Lyster.

Though Trump won enough primaries to clinch the nomination, a contested convention is not out of the question.

"There is certainly a movement afoot, I receive emails fairly frequently about an attempt to change the rules," said Lyster, referring to the nominating process.

But he doesn't expect that to happen, he hopes party loyalists focus on sending Trump and his soon-to-be named vice-presidential nominee to the White House.

Trump narrowed that list of candidates to three people Indiana Governor Mike Pence, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

"Well I think Governor Pence has done a great job, he's a good solid conservative. Newt Gingrich had a contract with America, that was pretty successful, working even with a Democratic administration," said Lyster, who also said Christie would make a good VP candidate.

The Democratic National Convention will be held July 25th-28th, in Philadelphia.