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03/21/2011 12:59 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

GOP's Top Presidential Prospects Skip California Party Convention

For just a moment during the state Republican Party convention this past weekend, hundreds of GOP delegates felt the excitement of the presidential race gearing up nationwide.

Fox News commentator Frank Luntz asked the delegates gathered at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento to applaud their support for potential candidates such as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The hotel ballroom erupted in cheers as the names of presidential hopefuls flew by.

Now that the convention is over, California Republicans shouldn't expect many more invitations for input.

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