Romney to Headline Montana GOP Convention

By Beacon Staff

Former Massachusetts governor and current presidential candidate Mitt Romney will headline the GOP’s annual convention in Helena later this month.

“We’re very excited to have Governor Romney in Montana to talk about the important issues facing our nation,” convention organizer, Jake Eaton, said in a prepared statement. “Attracting a top presidential contender is a great thing for Montana. Governor Romney’s attendance at our convention speaks to the growing importance of Western issues on the national stage.”

The convention will be held at the Red Lion Colonial Hotel in Helena on June 21 to June 23. Secretary of State Brad Johnson, Congressman Denny Rehberg and Colorado Republican Party Chairman Dick Wadhams will also be speaking.

In recent polls, Romney trailed both former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sen. John McCain for the GOP’s nomination, according to RealClearPolitics.com.