"Trump is the next president of the United States," said A.J. Spiker, a former Iowa Republican Party Chairman and an adviser to Sen. Rand Paul's nomination bid.
Donald Trump's dominance leaves Republican establishment banking on brokered convention →
"I think it is detrimental for any campaign to skip the opportunity presented in Ames and I disagree with Governor Branstad about ending our Iowa Straw Poll," Iowa Republican Party chairman A.J. Spiker said in a statement."
Iowa's GOP governor pushes to ditch the straw poll →