LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some of Nevada’s top Republicans are sitting out of their party’s national convention in Cleveland next week.

Gov. Brian Sandoval is not attending but is set to leave for a trade mission to Australia on July 20. Sen. Dean Heller hasn’t attended a convention since he’s been in Congress, and staff said this time won’t be any different.

Lt. Gov. Hutchison says he’ll be escorting his son to a Utah training center where he’s preparing for a two-year church mission.

Rep. Joe Heck will be squeezing some more voter visits in before he goes on military duty, while Rep. Cresent Hardy will be campaigning and Rep. Mark Amodei will be meeting with constituents.

High-ranking Nevada Republicans who do plan to attend include Attorney General Adam Laxalt and Controller Ron Knecht.

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