Trading Up: What a Paper Clip Will Get You at the Republican National Convention

ABC News tried to swap a paper clip for bigger and better things at the RNC.

ByOlivia Smith and Ronnie Polidoro
July 22, 2016, 4:07 AM

— -- With a red paper clip in hand, ABC News attended the Republican National Convention this week.

The goal was to see how far up the paper clip could be traded with delegates and people at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The first swap was for a pin from North Carolina.

Not everyone was willing to part with their political swag, especially delegates from Texas who refused to give up their cowboy hats.

Watch the video above to see what ABC News wound up with by the end of the week.

FiveThirtyEight contributed to this report.

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