RNC chair: GOP will embrace its nominee
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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus insisted Thursday night that the Republican Party would embrace its nominee, even if it was businessman Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump Right way and wrong way Five things to know about the elephant trophies controversy MORE.
 
"This party is going to support the nominee, whoever it is, 100 percent," Priebus said to tepid applause on stage in Miami before the latest GOP debate. "No question about that."
 
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Republicans have struggled for months on whether to embrace Trump, the controversial businessman leading the GOP race, or rally around one of his rivals.
 
Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTexas Republicans slam White House over disaster relief request Dem rep: Trump disaster aid request is 'how you let America down again' Moore endorsements disappear from campaign website MORE (Texas) is the closest to knocking off Trump based on the number of accrued delegates, and he has expressed openness for a contested convention in July.
 
Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioCongress faces growing health care crisis in Puerto Rico The Hill's 12:30 Report Colbert mocks Trump for sipping water during speech on Asia trip MORE (Fla.) are also battling to win their home states on March 15, with a large number of delegates up for grabs in winner-take-all contests.