Delegates from the Valley gearing up to fly to Republican convention

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Valley delegates are getting ready to fly to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention which starts on Monday. (KFSN)

Valley delegates are getting ready to fly to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention which starts on Monday.

A final push to "Dump Trump" at the convention never gained traction. Donald Trump's nomination becomes official next week. Fresno businessman Mike Der Manouel is a Trump delegate.

"Well the biggest problem I have going to Cleveland is security. The anti-Trump people have been violent all over the country. They're pledging the same in Cleveland. I hope Cleveland is ready."

Der Manouel is concerned about what delegates may encounter outside the venue.

The department of homeland security will have 3,000 people in place to assist local law enforcement.

"I am concerned about the prospect of demonstrations getting out of hand," said Jeh Johnson, Homeland Security Secretary.

Der Manouel believes Trump made the right choice in selecting Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate. After a very contentious GOP primary season, he hopes to see a unified convention behind Trump.

"What his rhetoric does signal to me is that he does have the courage and the guts to stand up to everyone, including the republicans, to get things done."

The list of convention speakers includes former Marine John Tiegen, who recently shared his Benghazi experience in Madera.

Three months ago, when Der Manouel signed up to be a delegate, he did so because he was looking forward to a contested convention. But now, that won't be the case.
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