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The Latest on the 2016 presidential election (all times local):6:30 p.m.

Ohio’s Republican Party says it’s considering changing the rules for its primaries, which could give Hillary Clinton more than one rival to run against in the fall.

The party said Thursday that it will now allow primary challengers to have their own names on the ballot in order to boost diversity.

They would also need to file their own nominating petitions.

Ohio Republican Party Chairman Greg Schmitt said in a statement that he and party leader Charlie Webster are exploring the possibility.

The party will not be changing the way it nominates candidates in the general election.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is the front-runner to face off against Democrat Hillary Clinton at the state Democratic Party’s convention in Cleveland on Thursday.___AP writer Tom LoBianco in Cleveland contributed to this report.