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Fouding Fathers at CPAC
James Manship (L) and William Temple (R) dress up as George Washington and Button Gwinnett at the Conservative Political Action Conference held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland on Feb. 25, 2017. |

9. The Founding Fathers

Attendees of CPAC had the chance to meet two of the nation's Founding Fathers, or at least two men that like to dress up like them.

In attendance were impersonators of Button Gwinnett (William Temple from Brunswick, Georgia), the first signer of the Declaration of Independence from the state of Georgia, and the first president of the United States, George Washington (James Manship of Mount Vernon, Virginia).

Both Temple and Manship have been going to CPAC for years and usually come dressed as revolutionary figures every year.

Temple told CP that his entire costume weighs about 75 pounds.

"This time I have come because it is a celebration," Temple said. "We have a president now that is who we wanted for a long time. He is smacking the media around. He is going to increase our military and take care of vets. Just about everything I wanted, he is doing."

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