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What goes into being a convention delegate? For starters, some travel expenses

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This wild 2016 campaign season, we’ve heard a lot about delegates. Pledged delegates. Superdelegates. “Unbound” delegates. Delegate math. Delegate count. The delegate tracker! The nation (er, actually just political junkies in this great land of ours) is tracking delegates the way people living in prefab housing in Oklahoma stay glued to the local news when a twister comes roaring through their subdivision. But just who are these mythical delegates? They can be elected officials, party bigwigs, campaign organizers, and even…

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These Tampa Bay area Democrats are going to Philadelphia as delegates

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Last Saturday across the state, Florida Democrats voted for a portion of the delegates who will represent the state at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this July. Here the delegates that will be representing the Tampa Bay area. Bernie Sanders delegates: From Congressional District 12: Larry Floriani, Vice Chair of the Pinellas County Democratic Party and Ellen Floriani, former vice president of the Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County. From Congressional District 13: Mary Lou Ambrose, President of the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Democratic Club,…

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Blaise Ingoglia: Want to be a delegate to the Republican convention?

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For the past several months voters across the country have witnessed and participated in one of the most competitive presidential primary elections the Republican Party has held in decades. While one of our candidates could still very likely reach the needed 1,237 delegate threshold to clinch the nomination, it is also possible that none of the candidates will obtain the required number of delegates, resulting in an open convention where delegates will play a key part. But who are these…

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Ted Cruz outmaneuvering Donald Trump in battle for Marco Rubio delegates

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Marco Rubio won Minnesota decisively March 1, but the 17 delegates he was awarded are now up for grabs, free to vote for any candidate they like on a first ballot at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. In a hotly contested Republican primary that looks increasingly likely to culminate in a contested convention this summer, those delegates will be critical. The battle for them is essentially throwing states such as Minnesota, which have already held their nominating contests, back…

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Want to be a delegate to the GOP convention? It’s not easy

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So, you want to be a delegate to the Republican National Convention? You could have a rare opportunity to help make history, if none of the Republican presidential candidates reaches the target 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination on the first ballot. And maybe — just maybe — billionaire businessman Donald Trump will take you for a spin on Trump Force One. Now, if you’re looking to jump on the bandwagon today, the bad news is it’s probably too…

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Today on Context Florida: Donald Trump’s delegates, Northwood Centre, health benefits as pay and technology & privacy

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Today on Context Florida: To win the Republican nomination in 2016, a candidate must win 1,237 delegates. After the March 22 primaries, Darryl Paulson points out that Donald Trump has 739 delegates and needs another 498 to win. If no candidate has 1,237 delegates when the convention starts, it is considered to be a contested convention. If no one secures a majority during the first ballot, the convention becomes “brokered.” Statistician Nate Silver estimates that Trump will fall about 29 delegates…

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Florida Democratic Party projecting 101 delegates for Hillary Clinton, 51 for Bernie Sanders so far

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With Hillary Clinton‘s near 2 to 1 victory over U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in Florida’s presidential primary, she appears to have locked up two Florida delegates for each one going to Sanders, with more to be awarded. With 16 of the 27 congressional districts in Florida decided, the Florida Democratic Party unofficially projected late Tuesday night that Clinton had won 101 delegates and Sanders 51. Florida awards 214 delegates to the Democratic National Convention, so 62 remain up for grabs…

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