Journalists covering the Republican National Convention got more than just convention passes when they picked up their credentials Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Reporters were offered a canvas tote bag — advertising Coca-Cola and Southern Company — filled with convention-related goodies like a key chain, lanyard, party guide and umbrella.
The bag also was packed with a commemorative box of Macaroni and Cheese, a water bottle with the convention logo and a copy of World Traveler magazine featuring Sen. John McCain, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., on the cover.