President Reagan's major political strategy session planned for Aug. 21 in Los Angeles has been scrubbed out of concern that too much attention has been focused on the meeting, aides said Saturday.
Mr. Reagan's strategists anticipated meeting with him while he was on vacation in California later this month. At that time, it was expected Reagan would receive a report on planning already under way for his reelection bid. But aides decided to forego the meeting because it would put the President on the political spot.
Earlier, administration sources said that Reagan will become a candidate for reelection by the end of October.