Reports that Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) and Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, would appear at the annual social conservative Values Voters conference in Washington this weekend have proven false.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins told an audience at the National Press Club on Wednesday that Akin would attend a Family Research Council Political Action Committee meeting scheduled to coincide with the conference. (The FRC hosts the summit as well.) But Akin spokesman Ryan Hite says that Akin won't be anywhere nearby.

"We have not had any plans to attend. He will be in the state campaigning," Hite told the Post.

Romney, meanwhile, was listed on the Values Voters schedule of events, leading to speculation about the potential first lady's role. But organizers of the summit put unconfirmed guests on the schedule and Romney apparently has no plans to attend.