Jim Schultz, chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Government Law & Regulatory Affairs practice group, appeared on NBC10 news to discuss the results of the most recent primary in Wisconsin. When asked about Donald Trump’s second-place finish, Jim explained that, “I don’t believe there was an expectation that [Trump] was going to win Wisconsin. Wisconsin is largely a Christian, conservative state. Cruz had the endorsement of a very popular conservative governor there, so I think going into the New York race, that’s Trump’s home state, he’ll continue to be strong there and expect a big win." Jim also noted that the influence of Pennsylvania’s upcoming primary will be significant for candidates in the long-run. “On the GOP side of things, the [primary] has an impact, but it doesn’t have an impact immediately. Of the 71 delegates in this delegate-rich state, 54 of them are unbound which means they can go into the convention in July and really vote however they want to vote on the first ballot. The real game is going to be played on the ground and these candidates are going to want the delegates elected who are going to support them at the convention in Cleveland.” Jim also considered the three GOP candidates’ odds in Pennsylvania, saying, “Kasich is from Pennsylvania, he’s a native Pennsylvanian. He’s from neighboring Ohio. He’s a moderate Republican so certainly, he can play well here. Cruz has been very good at getting delegates to support him, but this is a large, industrial, working-class state by and large, and that’s Trump’s sweet spot, so I expect him to come in very strong here.”
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