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Three potential GOP presidential candidates are expected to attend a private retreat in Utah next week hosted by former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The “Experts and Enthusiasts” event set for Thursday and Friday in Park City will attract New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky as well as some 200 Romney supporters.

Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, told the Deseret News that the gathering will give the three Republicans a chance to stand out.

“I know Romney would never pose this as an audition,” he said, but the performance of the trio of potential candidates during the closed-door meetings “will make big impressions on Mitt and everybody else in the room.”