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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-08 12:27 PM
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Six Republican senators to skip GOP convention (LOL)
Separately, six Republican senators have decided to skip the GOP convention.

Sens. Ted Stevens of Alaska, Gordon Smith of Oregon, Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina and Susan Collins of Maine all face tough re-election campaigns. Two others, Wayne Allard of Colorado and Larry Craig of Idaho, are retiring.

Stevens was indicted last month on felony charges of concealing more than a quarter-million dollars in gifts and services from an oil company that helped renovate his home. His spokesman Charles Abernathy said Stevens normally campaigns instead of attending the convention in years he's up for re-election.

Smith, a two-term Republican, aired an ad in June touting his work with Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on fuel efficiency standards. Last month another Smith ad cited his work with John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic nominee for president, on legislation to protect homeowners against foreclosure.

Matt Canter, a spokesman for Oregon House Speaker Jeff Merkley, Smith's Democratic opponent, called Smith's decision to skip the convention "a political maneuver to distract from his record of supporting George Bush 90 percent of the time."

Smith's spokeswoman, Lindsay Gilbride, said Tuesday that Smith will campaign in Oregon during the convention and that his absence doesn't indicate a lack of support for McCain.

Collins' spokeswoman Jen Burita said she will be campaigning in Maine.

It would be highly unusual for a sitting vice president to skip his party's nominating convention. For the last 32 years the vice president has been either renominated for that job or nominated for president.

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JaneQPublic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-08 12:31 PM
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1. Rats, I was hoping Larry Craig would be giving the keynote speech...
...in a live remote from the men's room.

:rofl:
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-08 12:42 PM
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2. Run for your lives, cowards.
This would be funny, if it were not so important to get rid of these asswipes.
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