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Florida delegate uses RNC stage to highlight Lebron James — here's what other states bragged about (w/video)

Did the Florida delegates use the Republican National Convention to troll Ohio?

The big moment on Tuesday at the Republican National Convention was the roll call, when representatives from each state take turns officially announcing how their delegates vote. It's also traditionally moment for a little cheesy bragging from each delegation about their respective states.

Connecticut, for example, bragged about being the place that produces Pez, while Arizona noted that it's the "hottest state … for job growth" (get it?).

Blaise Ingoglia, chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, used the opportunity to brag about Disney World, the Daytona 500 and our lack of state income tax, then capped it off by mentioning LeBron James' two championship titles with the Miami Heat. James helped the Cleveland Cavaliers, who play in the very arena where the RNC is happening, win their first title last month.

"We are the state that gave Lebron James his first two championships," Ingoglia said.

James might see it the other way around, of course, and Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh might have something to say about that, too. But hey, at least it's not as predictable as Idaho bragging about its potatoes — yes, we know, Idaho.

Here's the video of the Florida delegation's moment in the spotlight. You can see a roundup of what other states bragged about in the video above.

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