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While the GOP worries about convention chaos, Trump pushes for 'showbiz' feel

While the GOP worries about convention chaos, Trump pushes for 'showbiz' feel

The volatility of the Republican presidential race threatens to undermine the party's July convention, putting potential donors on edge, raising security concerns and prompting some GOP politicians, including those in competitive reelection battles, to skip the Cleveland gathering altogether.

A bungled and possibly contested convention could have lasting repercussions not only for the eventual nominee but also for the Republican brand. Party leaders fear that a week of contentious floor fights, inflammatory rhetoric and potentially violent protests could project a negative image to voters nationwide.

Compounding the challenges facing organizers are the expectations of Donald...

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