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Republican Convention

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Donald Trump rode the down escalator at Trump Tower a year ago to announce his candidacy for president.  But ever since, his journey to the GOP Convention has been on the up escalator. That convention has been notable for who is not in attendance including ex-presidents and other Republican luminaries. We get some expert takes on what’s been happening in Cleveland and hear from a local delegate still undecided about the party’s nominee.

Dr. Eric Heberlig
, political science professor, UNC Charlotte

Dr. Scott Huffmon, professor of political science, Winthrop University; director, Winthrop Poll

Jim Morrill, political reporter, The Charlotte Observer

Matthew Ridenhour, Mecklenburg County commissioner, convention delegate