Sharon Bumgarner, of Tacoma, Wash. sells campaign buttons at the Pierce County Democrats booth at the Washington state Democratic Convention in Tacoma, Wash. Buttons often carry planks of a presidential platform.
Sharon Bumgarner, of Tacoma, Wash. sells campaign buttons at the Pierce County Democrats booth at the Washington state Democratic Convention in Tacoma, Wash. Buttons often carry planks of a presidential platform. Ted S. Warren Associated Press file
Sharon Bumgarner, of Tacoma, Wash. sells campaign buttons at the Pierce County Democrats booth at the Washington state Democratic Convention in Tacoma, Wash. Buttons often carry planks of a presidential platform. Ted S. Warren Associated Press file

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