Pez, potatoes and pinot noir: What Republicans want you to know about every state

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  • Representatives from each state had a chance to brag about their home before declaring their delegation's vote count
  • Here are the best things about America, according to delegates from every corner of the nation

Cleveland (CNN)If you could tell the world your favorite thing about of your state, what would you say?

When delegates at the Republican National Convention tallied their votes on the floor Tuesday, representatives from each state and territory had a chance to brag about their home before declaring their delegation's vote count for the Republican presidential nomination.
    From Pez to pinot noir, here are the best things about America, according to delegates from every corner of the nation:

    Alabama

    "The place where we had two of the greatest Trump rallies in the nation's history."

    Alaska

    The place where "we proudly vote exactly the way the people of Alaska voted."

    American Samoa

    "The greatest exporter of NFL players."

    Arizona

    "The hottest state in the country ... for job growth." (It's funny because the weather in Arizona is also hot.)

    Arkansas

    "We raise delicious catfish."

    California

    Has a "100% rock solid pro-Trump delegation." 

    Colorado

    Home of the "the world champion Denver Broncos," which only plays American teams.

    Connecticut

    "We manufacture Pez."

    Delaware

    "A diverse slate of millennial candidates" that "will win the state Senate this year."

    Washington D.C.

    "Home of that great Republican Frederick Douglass."

    Florida 

    A state that "gave LeBron James his first two championships." (Sorry, Ohio)

    Georgia

    "The No. 1 state in the country for business and business growth."

    Guam

    "A place where it's Wednesday." (It's tomorrow in Guam right now, because of time zones.) 

    Hawaii

    They didn't need to brag. Everyone knows it's paradise.

    Idaho

    "We're so Republican that when we say the pledge of allegiance, it's to the Republicans for which it stands."

    Illinois 

    Has "the only Hispanic member on the Republican side of the aisle serving the House of Representatives."

    Indiana

    A state that has a "$2 billion surplus with over 150,000 private sector new jobs since 2013."

    Iowa

    "Longest-serving governor in American history."

    Kansas

    "Proud home of the iconic Bob Dole."

    Kentucky

    "The state that produces all the bourbon fit to drink in the world."

    Louisiana

    "Sportsman's paradise."

     Maine

    "A state that has only one remaining Democratic elected official." 

    Maryland

    "Home of the American League East first-place team Baltimore Orioles."

    Massachusetts

    "State that outperformed every other states except but one in strongest votes to make America again."

    Michigan 

    Michigan passed on participating.

    Minnesota 

    "Home of SPAM" that "has had the longest drought of casting our electoral votes for a Republican president."

    Mississippi 

    "The birthplace of America's music."

    Missouri 

    "The birthplace of talk radio." 

    Montana

    "Grateful to God for the quiet beauty of our state, the grandeur of our mountains and the vastness of our rolling planes."

    Nebraska

    "The No. 1 beef-producing state in the union."

    Nevada 

    "The most entertaining capital city, Las Vegas, Nevada." (Las Vegas is not the capital city of Nevada, btw.)

    New Hampshire 

    "A state that has no sales or income tax." Live free or die. 

    New Jersey

    "The highest overall percentage of its popular vote for Mr. Trump." 

    New Mexico

    "A culture that is so diverse."

    New York 

    "The home of Donald J. Trump." 

    North Carolina

    "The land of the long leaf pine ... where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great." 

    North Dakota

    "The only state in the United States last year to actually grow younger."

    Northern Mariana Islands 

    "The most Republican territory." 

    Ohio 

    "The mother of presidents." (Virginia also claims this. It's a hot debate, it you're into that sort of thing.)

    Oklahoma

    "The reddest state in the union."

    Oregon

    "Home of the great American pinot noir" and "the place where Nike made ducks and beavers cool."

    Puerto Rico

    "Voted to become the 51st state." (Still not a state.)

    Rhode Island

    "Constantly ranked near the bottom." Sad! (They blame Democrats.)

    South Carolina 

    "The true peach state."

    South Dakota

    "Home of Crazy Horse."

    Tennessee

    "No. 1 in auto manufacturing" 

    Texas

    "A place where no Democrat has won statewide office since 1992."

    U.S. Virgin Islands

    "Where loyal, patriotic Americans are second-class citizens and denied basic rights." 

    Utah

    "We are always Republican."

    Vermont

    "Home of Calvin Coolidge."

    Virginia

    "Mother of presidents." (See: Ohio) 

    Washington

    "Proud home of the Boeing Airplane Company."

    West Virginia

    "The first state in the United States to recognize Melania Trump as the next first lady of the United States. A lot better than Bill Clinton, that other spouse." 

    Wisconsin

    "The birthplace of the Republican Party."

    Wyoming

    "A super red state."