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Republicans debate whether to block 'fresh face' from entering presidential race

The last gathering of the Republican National Committee before the party's July convention kicked off Wednesday with plenty of discussion of a certain front-runner who has accused the party elites of running a "rigged" and "corrupt" nominating system.

As the RNC members gathered in Hollywood, Fla. for the three-day meeting, among the first items up for discussion is a rule change that could benefit Donald Trump and his chief challenger, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

George Bennett, the political guru for our Cox corporate cousins at the Palm Beach Post, is there for the confab. He just filed this dispatch:

Solomon Yue, an RNC committeeman from Oregon, wants the RNC’s Rules Committee to endorse a change in convention rules that he says would make it more difficult for party elites to bring in a “fresh face” at the convention in Cleveland this summer.

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Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.