TAMPA — There are 15,000 credentialed journalists here covering a meticulously choreographed Republican National Convention. So what’s a reporter who is looking for something different to do? Not to worry. These events are magnets for swarms of activists, advocates, and hawkers of every stripe. Trying to piggyback on a quadrennial political pageant, they create a grand bazaar of sideshows, subplots, and causes for reporters hungry for anything off the beaten path.
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