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Gingrich: Contested Convention 'Ain't Happening… Live With It'

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By    |   Tuesday, 05 Apr 2016 10:36 PM

Either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz will be the Republican presidential nominee, says former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who laughed at the idea of a contested convention where someone such as current Speaker Paul Ryan would be drafted.

Appearing Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity" following Cruz's victory in Wisconsin, Gingrich said Trump and Cruz will enter the convention with 80 percent of the delegates, and have no incentive to change a current rule that requires someone to have won the most votes in at least eight states to secure the nomination.

Why, he asked, would they "give it to some nice person who didn't run, didn't raise money, didn't debate, didn't win delegates but what the heck? 'He's really,' or 'she's really, a terrific person.' I mean, even in a novel you couldn't get away with this."

Though Trump and Cruz supporters are vitriolic toward the other candidate today, they will come together after the nomination, Gingrich insisted.

"As long as it's Trump or Cruz, we'll reunite because, frankly, both the Trump people and the Cruz people email me or tweet me and say they dislike Washington a heck of a lot more than they dislike the other guy."

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