By Pat Kessler

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Donald Trump’s coronation as the presidential nominee officially gets underway Monday in Cleveland.

The roster of speakers at this year’s Republican National Convention is a colorful mix of political leaders, entertainers, and the candidate’s family members.

But on the convention floor Monday, some of the delegates attempted to change the rules. It was the last gasp of the “Never Trump” movement in the Republican party.

Still, there’s a lot of important business to do in Cleveland — mainly nominating Donald Trump for President and kicking off the campaign against Hillary Clinton.

A lot of Minnesotans worked very hard to get there as delegates.

“I think that’s the goal of the convention,” Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey said. “It’s incumbent on our candidate and party leaders, and all the delegates here, to find a way to come together in 2016 — even for those who did not support Donald Trump and have question marks. You know the alternative of a Clinton extension of the Obama presidency? That’s a pretty motivating factor for Republicans.”

Starting tonight, the first of many Trump family members will take the stage — Donald Trump’s wife Melania is giving the keynote address of the evening.

Pat Kessler

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