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George H.W. Bush will skip Tampa convention



From The Hill: Former President George H.W. Bush will not attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa due to health problems, marking the first party convention that the 41st president will miss in more than 35 years.

Bush, 88, has been seen confined to a wheelchair in recent months because of vascular parkinsonism, a condition that will keep him from traveling to Florida in August from his home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Jeb Bush will be there, but no word yet on former President George W. Bush.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:42am]


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