Ron Hinds, a delegate from Dallas, reminds all about which state one should not mess with.

Ron Hinds, a delegate from Dallas, reminds all about which state one should not mess with. (Dan Evans / Times Community News / August 29, 2012)

TAMPA, Fla. -- Hats turned from simple headgear, or a way of protecting oneself from the Florida sun, to political statements for many delegates at the Republican National Convention. Delegates from West Virginia, for instance, wore coal miner hats. Those from Texas, not surprisingly, chose cowboy hats. 

-- Dan Evans, Times Community News
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