- Donald Trump believes he will win by healthy margins in New York and California
- An aide met with congressional Republicans Thursday
Washington (CNN)A top Donald Trump adviser told House Republicans Thursday there's no need to worry about a contested Republican National Convention, promising to clinch the nomination outright in June.
the first ballot," Brookover said of the convention.
The meeting with roughly half dozen House Republicans who support Trump and one undecided member is the first of weekly sessions the campaign plans to hold with lawmakers, hoping to broaden its support on Capitol Hill as Trump tries to fend off Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Despite the campaign's upbeat assessment, Trump still faces a tough slog where he'll have to win by healthy margins in several key states in order to become the nominee. If he doesn't secure 1,237 before the convention, it could give an opening to Cruz or another candidate after delegates become unbound after the first ballot.