Several high-profile Republicans might skip GOP National Convention

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Several High-Profile Republicans Might Skip GOP National Convention

Several GOP lawmakers are reportedly planning to skip the Republican National Convention this summer.

According to a report from CNN out Tuesday, many high-profile Republicans feel "it makes more sense to spend time with voters back home rather than be associated with the drama engulfing their party."

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Both former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte told the outlet they do not intend to attend the convention in Cleveland.

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Several high-profile Republicans might skip GOP National Convention

Jim Webb: Dropped out in September after pursuing the Democratic party nomination

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Rick Perry: Dropped out in September after pursuing the Republican party nomination

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Lincoln Chafee: Dropped out in October after pursuing the Democratic party nomination

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Lawrence Lessig: Dropped out in November after pursuing the Democratic party nomination

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Bobby Jindal: Dropped out in November after pursuing the Republican party nomination

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Lindsey Graham: Dropped out in December after pursuing the Republican party nomination​

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George Pataki: Dropped out in December after pursuing the Republican party nomination

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Mike Huckabee: Dropped out in February after pursuing the Republican party nomination​

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Rand Paul: Dropped out in February after pursuing the Republican party nomination​

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Martin O'Malley: Dropped out in February after pursuing the Democratic party nomination.

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Rick Santorum: Dropped out in February after pursuing the Republican party nomination​

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Carly Fiorina: Dropped out in February after pursuing the Republican party nomination

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Chris Christie: Dropped out in February after pursuing the Republican party nomination

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And North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr said he's considering skipping the convention to campaign in his own district instead. He told CNN, "I'm more valuable outside of Cleveland than inside of Cleveland."

CNN's report comes just a few weeks after Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump warned "riots" could break out at the convention if he doesn't clinch the nomination.

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