The Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Neither of Sen. Ted Kennedy's colleagues from Texas, Republican Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn, will be attending the Massachusetts senator's funeral in Boston on Saturday.
Another prominent Texan, former President George H.W. Bush, 85, also will not be attending the funeral where President Barack Obama is to deliver the eulogy. All other living presidents, including Bush's son, are expected at the funeral of the late Democrat.
Hutchison, who is running for governor, will be attending private meetings in Texas. An aide to Cornyn confirmed via e-mail that the senator would not be traveling to Boston for the funeral but did not say why.