Republicans have swapped out a half-dozen alternates and delegates for the national convention, including Rep. Jim Steineke, who announced this spring he was dropping out with Donald Trump on the verge of becoming the GOP nominee.
The replacements include Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, who has urged Republicans to support Trump to help GOP candidates down ballot.
The party originally announced in April its list of at-large delegates and alternates. The original list included Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Mike Grebe, who has spent the past 14 years as CEO of the conservative Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, among the at-large delegates.
With the recent scuttlebutt about a delegate revolt at the convention, it is not too far fetched to think that such a movement couldn’t start in the Wisconsin delegation. After all, Trump lost hard in Wisconsin and many Wisconsin GOP stalwarts are staunch conservatives with little love for Trump. But as more Trump opponents are replaced by Trump loyalists, the possibility of Wisconsin’s delegates launching a coup diminishes.