Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said there’s a possibility that the GOP presidential race could lead to a brokered convention.
Speaking Thursday on CNN, the Tea Party favorite said that given that Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum each have won a few of the GOP nominating contests, a brokered convention isn’t out of the question.
DeMint said the scenario is a possibility if Mitt Romney does not clinch the GOP nomination by the time of the multiple “Super Tuesday” contests in March.
“Well, that’s probably true, the way it’s set up this year with the divided delegates — it could very well go to the convention,” DeMint said.
His comments came a few days after Rick Santorum dominated a trio of contests in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri. Those victories came after Newt Gingrich won the Florida primary and Mitt Romney took New Hampshire’s.
While Gingrich and Santorum have failed to qualify for a number of upcoming contests, neither man — nor Romney or Ron Paul — has suggested he is considering dropping out of the race soon.