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Republican leaders announced there will be no rule changes in tomorrow's gubernatorial nomination process.

There will be two ballots.

The first will include all candidates and those receiving 25 percent will be put on the September primary.

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However, Levy - because he's not a registered Republican - needs 25 percent to force a second vote where he needs 50 percent to secure a primary spot.

Rumors have circulated that the ballots would be switched with the 50 percent vote first, making it tougher for Levy to succeed.

His camp and others' are mum other than to say the committee is trying to work out a deal on a primary..