Omaha City Councilwoman Aimee Melton a GOP Delegate
May 31st, 2016
In May, the Nebraska Republican Party elected delegates to go to the partyâ€™s national convention in July. Omaha City Councilwoman Aimee Melton is one of those delegates.
Â When the Grand Old Party convenes in Cleveland in mid-July, 36 Nebraskans will be there to officially select the partyâ€™s presidential candidate, and help decide the partyâ€™s platform.
Lawyer and Omaha City Councilwoman Aimee Melton will be one of three delegates from Nebraskaâ€™s 2nd District.
Melton said Nebraskaâ€™s Republicans wants to make sure protecting the 2nd Amendment is a top priority of the partyâ€™s platform.
Melton also said the next president could change the course of the nation, depending on whom they appoint to the Supreme Court.
â€œ[There will be] anywhere from three to five appointees by the next president. Thatâ€™s extremely important. What do we want to see and who do we want to see appointed to the Supreme Court? So our next president really could fundamentally change our nation,â€ Melton said.
Melton said while some Republicans like former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse have floated the idea of supporting a third party candidate, she thinks the Nebraska GOP should and will support Donald Trump as the partyâ€™s nominee.
â€œI have a picture right here of Scott Walker. I went and caucused all over Nebraska for Marco Rubio. I was on Carly Fiorinaâ€™s leadership team. I thought all of them were excellent candidates,â€ Melton said, â€œbut here in Nebraska, by the time we had our primary, Donald Trump had gotten the majority of the votes. I think itâ€™s important for our party to get behind that pick. Even if it wasnâ€™t your first pick or second pick, at this point in time, the most important thing is to beat Hillary Clinton in November.â€
Â The Republican National Convention begins July 18th in Cleveland, Ohio.
Nebraskaâ€™s Democratic Party will hold their state convention in Kearney in June,Â at which time delegates to the national convention will also be selected.
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