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David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at [email protected].

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Monday, March 7, 2016, in Madison, Miss. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Donald Trump doesn't like the idea of a contested GOP convention

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said it would be pretty unfair to try for a contested convention to pick the GOP nominee if he ends up with the most delegates -- though not the 1,237 necessary to clinch the nomination outright -- before the Republican convention in Cleveland in July. Published March 8, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign rally Monday, March 7, 2016, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

Ted Cruz eats into Donald Trump's national lead: poll

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is retaining his edge in the 2016 GOP race, but his advantage has dropped from 16 points over Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to 9 points in a new national poll. Published March 8, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Concord, N.C., Monday, March 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Donald Trump leads Marco Rubio by 8 points in Florida: Poll

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump holds an 8-point lead over Sen. Marco Rubio in Mr. Rubio's home state of Florida, according to a poll released Monday ahead of the all-important March 15 winner-take-all contest. Published March 7, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, speaks during a campaign rally Sunday, March 6, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

John Kasich: GOP deserves credit for 'Clinton economy'

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday that Republicans were responsible for the "Clinton economy" he predicted Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton will be talking up in the fall. Published March 7, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drives himself around the golf course to watch the final round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament, Sunday, March 6, 2016, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis Alvarez)

Donald Trump up big in Michigan: polls

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is up big on his 2016 GOP rivals in Michigan ahead of the state's primary contest on Tuesday, according to new polling. Published March 7, 2016

The backlash is so severe that despite strategists plotting to try to orchestrate a contested convention, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (left) took to the stage of the Conservative Political Action Conference to insist it won't happen. (Rod Lamkey Jr./Special to the Washington Times)

Conservative activists blast 'scoundrels' looking to direct election

They aren't fans of Donald Trump, but conservative grass-roots leaders are even less thrilled with talk of a brokered GOP convention or other attempts to try to head off the billionaire businessman's presidential bid by taking it out of the hands of ranks-and-file voters. Published March 6, 2016

GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex) delivers his speech on the second day of the American Conservative Union CPAC 2016 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 4, 2016. (Photo Rod Lamkey Jr.)

Ted Cruz wins TWT/CPAC straw poll; Donald Trump places distant third

Sen. Ted Cruz won The Washington Times/CPAC presidential preference straw poll Saturday, giving him an extra boost as he tries to urge conservatives to rally behind him as GOP leaders search for a candidate who can stop Donald Trump's march to the nomination. Published March 5, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. waves as he walks onstage to address the American Conservative Union's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Saturday, March 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Marco Rubio at CPAC: Conservatism cannot simply be about being angry

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on Saturday told the conservative grassroots that the country's young people won't have a chance if Democrats keep control of the White House -- or if the conservative movement is "hijacked" by someone who's not a conservative. Published March 5, 2016

CPAC: Marco Rubio dings Donald Trump's conservative credentials

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Saturday he's not surprised that Donald Trump pulled out of his appearance at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, suggesting the New York billionaire and GOP presidential front-runner is not a conservative. Published March 5, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

CPAC: John Kasich predicts brokered Republican convention

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday predicted there will be a contested Republican convention to decide the party's presidential nominee and that he doesn't think any candidate will get to the required 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination outright before Cleveland. Published March 4, 2016