July 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm
Incidentally, Sarah Palin will be letting the world know soon if she’ll be attending the GOP convention in Tampa. A few weeks ago it came out that the Romney campaign hasn’t invited Palin to speak at — or even attend — next month’s Republican National Convention. Still, organizers said they may still invite her.
Here’s a list of some folks who have already RSVPed:
Former Gov. Jeb Bush will attend the convention, as will his son, George P. Bush, who is holding an event for his for Maverick PAC– a group that woos young professionals to the GOP.
Sarasota Republicans announced that they will honor Donald Trump as the “Statesman of the Year” on Aug. 26, a day before the start of the convention in Tampa. “Will I be at the RNC Convention? Well, Sarasota is only an hour drive from Tampa,” Trump wrote on his Twitter page.
Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) declined to say he is sure thing to attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa, but his office says he will be there.
Former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman told the Salt Lake Tribune he won’t attend next month’s convention or future GOP gatherings until the party starts to tackle the “bigger” issues.
Former Sen. George Allen (R-VA), locked in one of the cycle’s toughest Senate elections, said he will not attend the convention in August because he will be focusing on his campaign.
Former President George H.W. Bush will not attend the GOP convention in Tampa due to health problems.
Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon won’t attend, saying her “focus is going to be on campaigning in Connecticut.”
New Mexico Senate candidate Heather Wilson said she too will be skipping the Tampa convention due to her campaign demands. Other Republican Senate candidates who will be absent from this year’s convention include Rep. Denny Rehberg, who is running in Montana, and Linda Lingle, who is running in Hawaii.