Donald Trump's campaign is claiming a win in Michigan after getting five supporters elected to a handful of key national convention committee spots — and, along with Ohio Gov. John Kasich's campaign, shutting Sen. Ted Cruz out of those committees in Michigan entirely, NBC News reports.
On Saturday, the Michigan delegation to the Republican National Convention chose their representatives on the Rules, Platform, Credentials and Permanent Organization committees of the convention.
Trump delegates were elected to both slots on the Credentials Committee and one slot each on the Rules, Platform and Permanent Organization committees. Ohio Gov. John Kasich's delegates took the remaining three slots.
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Brian Jack, Trump's national delegate director, called the Michigan outcome "a big win for Team Trump," pointing in particular to that delegate vote as significant.