Cruz ally calls for delegate revolt

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A former state chairman for Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) presidential campaign is calling for an “insurrection” at the Republican National Convention this summer to keep Donald Trump from being nominated.

“There’s a moral obligation for the delegates in that convention to nominate the best candidate to beat Hillary Clinton. It’s clearly not Donald Trump,” Steve Lonegan, Cruz’s New Jersey state chairman, said on CNN’s “At This Hour.”

{mosads}”These delegates have an obligation on day one — I don’t care about being bound on the first ballot. Break the rules, unbind yourself. This guy’s gonna lose, he’s going to take the Republican Party down to cataclysmic defeat,” he added.

Lonegan is a spokesman for the Courageous Conservatives PAC.

Lonegan said ever since Cruz dropped out in early May, “I’ve woken up every morning looking for reasons to support Donald Trump, and it’s going in the other direction.”

Republicans leaders have broadly started to coalesce around Trump since his last GOP rivals dropped out of the race, though the businessman has sparked condemnation for racially charged remarks in recent days going after the Mexican heritage of a federal judge overseeing lawsuits against Trump University.

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