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February 22, 2012


Barbour Says Brokered Convention Unlikely

Former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour (R) tells National Review that a contested Republican convention is a possible, though "highly unlikely," scenario.

Said Barbour: "There is an outside chance, unlikely though it is, that you could get to the convention and have three or four candidates still in the race, none of them close to having a majority of delegates. But the idea that there would be a contested convention, where you actually arrive in Tampa and nobody has the votes, would defy decades of history."

He added: "The operative word is 'could.' Could? Yeah. Likely? No."

Meanwhile, a new Quinnipiac poll finds that if none of the candidates currently running wins enough delegates to earn the nomination, Republicans prefer New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over Sarah Palin, Jeb Bush and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.












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