Maine Delegation Pushes for Party Reform
Maine Republicans may have favored Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over New York real estate mogul Donald Trump in the state caucuses, but they say they aren't intent on rocking the boat for the presumptive nominee.
Maine's delegation to the Republican National Convention is a varied group that features a lobsterman, a nurse and a financial consultant who largely supported Cruz.
Despite their differences, most of them have slowly come around to the idea of a Trump nomination, and support making the Republican party more grassroots-friendly.
But several Maine delegates who say they're tired of strong-armed party tactics are shaking up the convention. On Monday, state Sen. Eric Brakey was one of several delegates who unsuccessfully tried to force a roll call vote on changing party rules.
Brakey says the vote was about reducing the party's power, not about Trump.