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Hickenlooper will attend, speak at Romney summit

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DENVER — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will be among the speakers at a three-day forum in Utah this weekend organized by last year’s GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney.

Hickenlooper, a Democrat, will give a speech on Friday at the summit of politicians and business leaders, his office tells FOX31 Denver.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a possible GOP presidential hopeful in 2016, Obama strategist David Axelrod and Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, a former GOP candidate for U.S. Senate in California, are expected to attend June 5-8 the summit in Park City.

Romney’s running-mate, Congressman Paul Ryan, and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, both of whom also hold presidential ambitions for 2016, will also attend the conference.

The event, announced by Romney with an interview in the Wall Street Journal, is being billed as the former candidate’s re-entry into the country’s political debate.

In the Journal article, Romney slammed Obama for having no real second term agenda beyond comprehensive immigration reform.

“We are now over 100 days, and we have yet to see any particular agenda,” Romney told the WSJ. “That is my view, that the extraordinary disappointment of the president’s second term is where the opportunity was greatest, he has proposed the least. He continues to campaign as if there is another election, and there isn’t.”