- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The number of Arkansas Republicans vying to be delegates to the presidential nominating convention has hit a record high as the party experiences the closest primaries in at least four decades.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1pITm2q ) reports that delegate candidates filed more than 220 sets of paperwork for 37 slots. Some filed paperwork to represent more than one of the presidential candidates in order to increase their odds or their options for the remaining slots.

State party chair Doyle Webb says he expected 100 candidates to vie for the seats based on what he’s seen in previous years.

The winning delegates will attend the July convention in Cleveland to select the candidate. As a result of the state primary, 16 delegates will go to Donald Trump, 15 to Ted Cruz and 9 to Marco Rubio.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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