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Iowa delegates headed to Republican National Convention

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Thousands of delegates from around the country are headed to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention.

30 of them from Iowa. "oh, I think it's gonna be a lot of fun...I think it's gonna be very interesting," said Dr. Jennifer Smith, chairman of the Dubuque Republican Party.

She's one of the alternate delegates representing the state. 

Smith looking forward to the major event, but admits she's also feeling a little uneasy. "Cause we're not sure with some of the protest, I expect there's gonna be quite a bit going on...uh with a lot of what's going on in the news and the world and of course Donald Trump does have a tendency to upset some people," she added.

Its expected, the delegates will nominate the republican presidential candidate on Thursday.

Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee.

Although Trump did not win the Iowa caucus, the Iowa delegation is bound to vote for him.

"If there is only one nominee, then we are bound to vote for that nominee so there entire delegation will back -- will be voting for Trump, now that is on first ballot," Smith said.

Some of the people scheduled to make statements are Senator Joni Ernst and Senator Ted Cruz.

The Republican National Convention starts in Cleveland on Monday.

It runs through Thursday.

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