GOP Delegates Gather For Party's Massachusetts Convention

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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — More than 2,000 delegates are gathering for the Republican state convention in Worcester, where they will endorse candidates for the U.S. Senate, governor and other statewide offices.

Candidates must receive votes from at least 15 percent of the delegates on Saturday to advance to the primary election in September.

Some delegates see the potential for sharp disagreements at the convention between those in the party loyal to President Donald Trump, and others — such as Gov. Charlie Baker — who have distanced themselves from Trump.

Scott Lively, a conservative pastor from Springfield, hopes to win enough delegates to challenge Baker in the primary.

Up to five Republicans vying to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren in November are expected to have their names placed into nomination at the convention.

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