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Fly-fishing, lawn mowing... GOP big-wigs choose to do anything but attend Trump's RNC

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The Republican National Committee has released the list of speakers for this week's convention in Cleveland, but who are the GOP leaders who decided it wasn't worth their time?

The list of political heavyweights (who all apparently have better things to do) is long and illustrious. Starting with the establishment folks, the convention won't feature:

Mitt Romney

Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Former Vice President Dick Cheney

Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Former California Governator Arnold Schwarzenneger

While Trump's rallying the base in Cleveland, Sen. John McCain will be strolling through the Grand Canyon next week.

He joked that his pal, Sen. Lindsey Graham, would be coming along -- and might even fall in.

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McCain was kidding... we think.

All members of the Bush political dynasty -- George W, George HW, Laura, Barbara and Trump favorite "low energy Jeb," are all taking a hard pass at the convention next week.

Chores have to get done one way or another. In the desert state of Arizona, Sen. Jeff Flake apparently has to mow his lawn.

Montana Sen. Steve Daines is going fly-fishing with his wife next week.

Alaska sure is a pretty state, and next week is just as good as any to to see it in a plane according to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who hails from Ketchikan, Alaska.

Family comes first. Former New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg told a local radio station he's gonna be hanging with his grandkids instead.

Businesswoman Carly Fiorina, the only woman in a large field of Republicans who eventually dropped out of the presidential race, will also be conspicuously absent.

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