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Dump Trump Movement Planning for Convention Floor Fight

The group is focused first on trying to change the convention rules to allow delegates to vote their consciences



    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Phoenix. The Dump Trump movement within the GOP plans for a fight on the convention floor.

    The grassroots movement aimed at ousting Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention is planning for a convention floor fight, hiring staff, establishing a command center in Cleveland and rolling out ads in key states over the next week, NBC News reported

    Organizers of the effort held their second weekly conference call Sunday night.

    Former Bogota, New Jersey, Mayor Steve Lonegan, a Ted Cruz supporter and spokesman for a super PAC backing the effort, said he plans to hire East, West and Central regional field directors to begin building a "comprehensive list of every single delegate" to get to know their interests and issues.

    The group is also planning to hire a full-time executive director, because the current staff is working on a volunteer basis, Lonegan said. An advance team is heading to Cleveland this week to build a command center outside the convention center.