When The Convention Goes To Your Head

  • Republican National Convention events began in earnest Tuesday, with delegates from all over the country wearing their state pride atop their heads. Texas delegates are easy to recognize.
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    Republican National Convention events began in earnest Tuesday, with delegates from all over the country wearing their state pride atop their heads. Texas delegates are easy to recognize.
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  • Wisconsin delegate Sol Grosskopf shows his cheesy side.
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    Wisconsin delegate Sol Grosskopf shows his cheesy side.
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  • Judith Couri, a delegate from Waukesha, Wis., before the convention's first big night.
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    Judith Couri, a delegate from Waukesha, Wis., before the convention's first big night.
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  • Pennsylvania delegate Scott Thomas promotes the Romney/Ryan ticket — and Pennsylvania-based Yuengling, the nation's oldest brewery (which also has a plant in Tampa).
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    Pennsylvania delegate Scott Thomas promotes the Romney/Ryan ticket — and Pennsylvania-based Yuengling, the nation's oldest brewery (which also has a plant in Tampa).
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  • One of many button-heavy hats at the RNC.
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    One of many button-heavy hats at the RNC.
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  • There's no place like ... Tampa, for this Kansas delegate.
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    There's no place like ... Tampa, for this Kansas delegate.
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For hat aficionados, a political convention can be a thing of beauty — or at least a thing of interest. Here are some of the head wear highlights from Day 1 of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

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