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July 18, 2016 4:55 am

GOP Lawmakers Skip Convention to Avoid Trump

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Donald Trump. Photo: Twitter.

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Politico – When the Republican National Convention convenes in Cleveland, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) jokes he’ll be getting his hair done. Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) will be fly-fishing with his wife instead of joining the Donald Trump coronation. And Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) says conventions aren’t his thing, so he might use the coming week to irrigate his ranch.

A noticeably large number of Republicans from Capitol Hill won’t be on hand in Cleveland as the convention kicks off Monday. Many of the no-shows are locked in competitive races and would rather use the time to campaign back home.

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