Romney, Rubio skip Inauguration

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For the first time since 1997, a presidential runner-up didn’t attend his opponent’s inauguration ceremony when Mitt Romney was a no-show at President Obama’s inauguration today.

Romney spent the day at his home in La Jolla, Californoa, and had “no big plans,” NBC News reports. Asked if Romney was likely to watch the inaugural ceremonies today, an aide said, “Doubtful.” 

As for Rubio, he too was a no-show, instead staying in Miami. “Kids didn’t have school today,” said Rubio spokesman Alex Conant.

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