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Dold Will Attend Republican National Convention

June 25, 2012

Given that Reps. Mark Critz, Jim Matheson, and a few other vulnerable Democratic congressmen have announced recently that they won't attend the Democratic National Convention this summer, it seemed worth posing the analogous question to one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the House of Representatives. Rep. Robert Dold, R-Ill., represents the most Democratic-friendly GOP-held seat in the country, by one measure: His 10th District gave President Obama 63 percent of its vote in 2008.

Despite that, Dold will attend his party's quadrennial convention in Tampa this August. "He will be there," Dold communications director Stefani Zimmerman said.

There isn't necessarily a right or wrong way to deal with this situation. But it is certainly interesting that vulnerable Democrats and Republicans are, as of now, taking divergent approaches to the convention question.

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