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P5 comes to life

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September

Presidency 5 is coming to life today at the Orange County Convention Center, with delegates and reporters registering and booth after booth being assembled and stocked for the three day Republican bonanza. Rick Perry is going all out, hanging large banners above a main intersection and stocking the swag bag with stickers, literature and two tickets to the delegate breakfast he is paying for Saturday morning, hours before the straw poll.

The media room is over-the-top, a tricked out lounge furnished by Google. (more pictures in the jump, including the smoothie bar) The Republican Party of Florida has issued 600 media credentials, representing about 350 different organizations.

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A look inside the swag bag:

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