Congress Republicans missing Obama in Mesa; most not invited

East Valley Tribune:

The states two senators Republicans John McCain and Jon Kyl both plan to miss the event at Dobson High School. They say they were neither invited nor informed of the presidents visit to their home turf in time to alter their plans and show up for the speech.

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer greeted the president when he arrived Tuesday afternoon at Sky Harbor International Airport, and plans to attend the speech in Mesa, said spokesman Paul Senseman.

Not surprisingly, Democrats who represent areas of the East Valley will be out in force. Reps. Harry Mitchell and Ed Pastor, both Arizona Democrats, will attend the speech at Dobson, which is in Mitchells district. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., is planning to attend the presidents speech, but fellow congressional Democratic Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick and Gabrielle Giffords are not.

Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who represents most of Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert and Queen Creek, will not be attending the speech, according to spokesman Matthew Specht.

Rep. John Shadegg, R-Ariz., is not planning to attend, and was not invited, according to a spokeswoman.

And Obama just hung out with Trent Franks at the Super Bowl, so you know.

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