The Latest: Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, Grebe dropped as delegates

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Latest on two Wisconsin Republicans being replaced as delegates to the national convention (all times local):

11:50 a.m.

A longtime Republican activist in Wisconsin and chair of an influential conservative foundation Michael Grebe says he withdrew as a delegate to the GOP national convention because of his distaste for Donald Trump.

Michael Grebe tells The Associated Press on Friday that he decided not to be a delegate to the convention "because I do not want to be part of a process that results in the nomination of Donald Trump."

Grebe retired this week as chairman of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and has previously served as chair of Gov. Scott Walker's campaign.

Grebe was one of two Republican delegates who withdrew. The other is Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. Her campaign manager says she backed out due to scheduling conflicts.


9:23 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and former Bradley Foundation chairman Michael Grebe have been replaced as Wisconsin Republican delegates to the national convention in Cleveland later this month.

The state Republican Party on Friday announced an updated list of delegates.

Kleefisch and Grebe are being replaced by Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and longtime Republican activist Don Taylor.

They will serve among the 18 at-large delegates who are bound to vote for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the first round of balloting because Cruz won Wisconsin's April primary.

Kleefisch campaign manager Charles Nichols says she has scheduling conflicts. Grebe did not immediately return a message.

Four alternate delegates were also replaced. Those removed were Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, former Gov. Scott McCallum, former U.S. Rep. Mark Green and David Karst.

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