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McConnell Still Unsure If He Will Attend Convention

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is still unsure if he will attend the Republican National Convention in the wake of Hurricane Gustav, aides told Politico Monday.

“His intention is to be here, but like most Americans, he is monitoring the situation,” a spokesman for McConnell said.

As of noon on Monday, McConnell was still in his hometown of Louisville, which is serving as an intake center for evacuees from the hurricane. McConnell received a briefing from FEMA and local officials Monday morning.

McConnell was originally slated to speak on Monday night, however, nearly all convention activities were canceled as Hurricane Gustav approached the Gulf Coast.