LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – The list of GOP presidential hopefuls scheduled to speak at forums in Casper and Riverton this weekend swelled to five on Monday, then quickly shrank back to four.
Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., has committed to take part in the Saturday forums at Casper College and Central Wyoming College, organizer Perry Marple said.
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, meanwhile, has pulled out of the events, which will feature actor and former Tennessee Sen. Fred. Thompson, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., Marple said.
Paul’s campaign team gave no reason for his decision to pull out, Marple said. The campaign Web site shows Paul attending a rally in Manchester, N.H., that day.
In another slight change, Thompson has decided to participate only in the Casper event; a video of his presentation will be shown at the Riverton forum, Marple said.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Arizona Sen. John McCain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney declined to participate in the forums.
Romney visited Jackson in August, and his wife paid a visit to Cheyenne.