09/18/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sen. Coleman: I Wouldn't Go To GOP Convention If It Wasn't In My State

Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman says he'll be active and involved during next month's Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

Coleman said his exact schedule, including a convention speaking slot, have not been decided.

At least 8 GOP senators have said they plan to skip next month's convention in order to concentrate on their re-election campaigns.


Coleman said convention attendance is a simple election-year decision for many Senators who are facing tough re-election battles.

"So I think those who come here will have an extraordinary time. But the colleagues who don't come are staying at home only because they have tough races. If the convention wasn't in St. Paul, I wouldn't be at the convention," Coleman said.

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