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Cox sees unity at Republican convention

New York State Republican Chairman Edward Cox is already in Cleveland for Monday's start of the Republican National Convention.

Delegates are expected to nominate Donald Trump for president. Still, many Republicans are said to be unhappy. Some prominent party members are not attending. And there is still some talk of allowing delegates to vote for whomever they choose.

But in an interview on the Capitol Pressroom heard on WBFO, Cox said he hasn't seen much evidence of discord.

"It's going to be a little different because Donald Trump has a different message. It (the convention) will be more his style. But as far as background noise, I don't see it here," Cox said. "I've heard about a barrage of emails. But that doesn't mean they will result in anything unusual happening on the floor."

Cox also talked about Indiana Governor Mike Pence's qualifications for vice president. Cox said Pence would bring both executive and legislative experience to the post.

WBFO News and WNED-TV will provide live convention coverage, starting Monday night at 8. Plus, WBFO's Albany correspondent Karen Dewitt will be covering the New York delegation and Buffalo News political reporter Bob McCarthy will be joining us with analysis throughout the week.