Delegates who are already bound to Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio have begun to warm to Donald Trump should the Republican National Convention become contested.
According to a Breitbart report, some delegates are hopeful and pushing for a Rubio VP pick from Trump as the senator suspended his presidential campaign in March. Others, though, simply are warming to the idea of a Trump presidency over that of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
“I think him choosing Marco [as vice president] would make me more inclined to support him, in a more positive way, a more active role in campaigning because I really love Marco,” said Teri Galvez, a bound delegate from D.C. who the D.C. GOP says is bound to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, in an interview with Breitbart News this week.
“I am going to support whoever the nominee is because I’m Republican first and foremost, and it would be very hard for me to ever support a Democrat,” she said. “When I was single I never even dated one. I don’t get excited about Trump. He is the one candidate that I get excited the least about. Again, if Marco was chosen as VP I would warm up to the idea more.”
Even though she’s bound to Kasich according to the D.C. primary results, Galvez is much more of a Rubio supporter. And she’s hardly the only D.C. delegate and Rubio supporter open to backing Trump at the convention.
Read more about the delegates’ decision process at Breitbart here.