Former professional wrestling executive Linda McMahon is joining other Republicans in competitive Senate races and skipping the Republican National Convention in August.
"Our focus is going to be on campaigning in Connecticut," said McMahon campaign spokeswoman Kate Duffy.
McMahon is not yet the GOP nominee; she still needs to beat former Rep. Chris Shays in a primary on Aug. 14. A recent poll of statewide Republicans gave her a 29 point lead over Shays.
Shays is a delegate for Connecticut, however, so he plans to attend the convention whether or not he wins the nomination.
Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) also said he may skip the convention, unless he's offered a high-profile speaking role at the event.
"If they want us to speak, we'll probably be there," Heller said. "If they don't choose for us to get a good speaking position, we'll probably stay here and campaign."
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