Some high-profile GOP members are skipping the national convention

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Some Well-Known GOP Members are Skipping the National Convention

Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee are having trouble finding speakers for the party's July convention — at least according to Politico.

The outlet reached out to more than 50 Republican governors and members of Congress, and few want to speak at the convention next month. Some well-known Republicans aren't even planning on going.

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Former nominees Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain have said they wouldn't go to the convention, as did both former Presidents Bush. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Sen. Lindsey Graham and up-and-comer Sen. Ben Sasse told Politico they won't be going, either.

Those who said they weren't planning to speak included South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn. Sen. Marco Rubio said earlier this month if he speaks at the convention, it won't be for Trump.

See the Republicans refusing to attend or speak at the convention:

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Mitt Romney won't attend the GOP convention. 

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U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) won't attend the GOP convention. 

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President George W. Bush won't attend the GOP convention. 

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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R - FL.) has said he won't speak on behalf of Donald Trump at the convention, but has been added to Wednesday's primetime speaker list. 

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has attended the convention, but not at main stage events.

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President George H.W. Bush won't attend the convention. 

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Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) won't attend the convention. 

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) won't attend the convention. 

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Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) won't attend the convention. 

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is reportedly refusing to speak at the GOP convention. 

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Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is reportedly refusing to speak at the GOP convention. 

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But one well-known Republican you'll likely see is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

He's appeared on the campaign trail with Trump and will lead Trump's White House transition team if Trump wins the election.

Meanwhile, NBC reports the so-called "Dump Trump" movement will be opening a "command center" in Cleveland soon and is reportedly gearing up for a convention fight.

A Washington Post/ABC News poll released Sunday shows Hillary Clinton leading Trump with 51 percent to his 39 percent. In a poll last month, the two were virtually tied.

In a tweet Sunday afternoon, Trump called the poll "dirty" and "a disgrace."

Related: Take a look back at when Donald Trump announced his White House run:

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump makes a point as he formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event at Trump Tower in New York June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
U.S. Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump acknowledges supporters next to his wife, Melania, before formally announcing his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event at Trump Tower in New York June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
U.S. Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump arrives by escalator inside at Trump Tower to announce his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in New York June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Business mogul Donald Trump gives a speech as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City. Trump is the 12th Republican who has announced running for the White House. (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)
U.S. Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event at Trump Tower in New York June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Ivanka Trump, daughter of real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump, introduces her father prior to his formally announcing his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event at Trump Tower in New York June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Trump supporters wait for U.S. Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump to formally announce his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event at Trump Tower in New York June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Ivanka Trump, daughter of developer Donald Trump, arrives to hear her father announce that he will run for president of the United States, in the lobby of Trump Tower, New York, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Developer Donald Trump with daughters Ivanka Trump, left, and Tiffany Trump, after his announcement that he will seek the Republican nominaiton for president, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
U.S. Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event at Trump Tower in New York June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Trump supporters wait for U.S. Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump to formally announce his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event at Trump Tower in New York June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
U.S. Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump gestures as he formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event at Trump Tower in New York June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
U.S. Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump gives a thumbs up while he poses with his family after formally announcing his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event at Trump Tower in New York June 16, 2015. The Trump family from L; Eric Trump and his wife Lara, Donald Trump, son Barron, Melania Trump, Vanessa Haydon and her husband Donald Trump Jr., children Kia Trump and Donald Trump III, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner and Tiffany Trump. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
U.S. Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event at Trump Tower in New York June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Supporters chant as they wait for developer Donald Trump to announce that he will seek the Republican nominaiton for president, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Developer Donald Trump, fourth left, poses with his family after his announcement that he will run for president of the United States, in the lobby of Trump Tower, New York, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. From lef are: son Eric Trump, with his wife Lara Yunaska; Donald Trump's son Barron Trump, wife Melania Trump; Vanessa Haydon and her husband Donald Trump Jr.; daughter Ivanka Trump with her husband Jared Kushner; daughter Tiffany Trump. In the front row are Kai Trump and Donald Trump III, children of Donald Trump Jr. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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