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Man walks to RNC to find Midwestern political voice

Jul 14, 2016

Cleveland is just days away from hosting this year’s Republican National Convention. Delegates, candidates, and reporters are flying and driving from across the world cover the event.

However, Drew Philp chose to use his own two feet. He’s coming all the way from Detroit and documenting his journey for Belt magazine.

And why did he choose the RNC as his destination?

“It’s closer than Philadelphia,” Philp laughed. “But I’m also curious about Donald Trump.”

Philp is searching for what he believes is the missing Midwestern voice in nationwide politics. He joined Stateside and shared moments from his trip thus far.

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Drew Philp is walking to the RNC and reporting his journey to Belt magazine.