Vice President Joe Biden skipped the rally.
Secretary of State John Kerry skipped the rally. He was in India.
Attorney General Eric Holder skipped the rally, despite being in Paris at the time.
Barack Obama sent a top campaign bundler instead.
US Ambassador to France Jane Hartley was sent to the rally.
Hartley is a top campaign bundler and former Carter administration official. She raised at least $500,000 for Obama’s re-election.