Hey, remember when we reporter that a bunch of Dems are skipping their party's national convention at the end of the summer?
Well, it look as if the trend is crossing the aisle.
On Friday, former Republican Presidential Candidate Jon Hunstman confirmed that he would not be attending his party's national convention at the end of August in Tampa, Fla.
Jon, you may recall, was the OTHER Mormon running for the GOP nomination. He's also a pretty moderate Republican, who was the U.S. Ambassador to China under President Obama. So, you can imagine how Jon doesn't exactly fit in with the conservative side of his party, which is kind of running things lately.
"I will not be attending this year's convention, nor any Republican convention in the future," Jon explains in a statement, "until the party focuses on a bigger, bolder, more confident future for the United States—a future based on problem solving, inclusiveness, and a willingness to address the trust deficit, which is every bit as corrosive as our fiscal and economic deficits."
But Jon won't be the only big-name politico with an "R" next to his name that is skipping the party in Tampa. Those who also won't be in attendance also include:
- Connecticut senatorial candidate Linda McMahon (of the World Wrestling Entertainment McMahon's);
- Former Virginia Senator and current candidate George Allen; and
- Montana Congressman Denny Rehberg (who is also running for Senate).
Hmm ... since you guys aren't going to the convention, would you want to meet up with Team Glittarazzi -- to play cards or watch a movie or something? #callus
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