Thousands of party activists from across Georgia will spend the weekend in Augusta for the Republican state convention, but Gov. Nathan Deal won’t be among them.

The effective head of the state party won’t be in town for any of the events running from Thursday through Sunday. Veteran operatives say it’s so he’ll avoid the embarrassment of a likely chilly reception over a pair of bills he vetoed.

His spokeswoman blames a scheduling conflict. 

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