RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Virginia Republicans will pick 16 delegates this weekend to send to the national convention, delegates that could help decide the Republican presidential nominee if there's a contested convention.
The Republican Party of Virginia is set to kick off a two-day convention Friday at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.
Republican front-runner Donald Trump has declared himself the "presumptive nominee," but U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is hoping to push the race to a contested convention.
Cruz is expected to do well at the Virginia convention this weekend, and has won support of five out of six Virginia delegates who have already been elected in congressional district contests.
Virginia delegates will be free to support whomever they choose after the first round of voting at the national convention.