Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) created a new campaign T-shirt this week, and it’s definitely not another run-of-the-mill slogan. It’s more like 80 slogans.
That’s because Cohen is an avid pin collector, and has been for over 40 years. And now he’s finally put all his favorite buttons together. On one shirt.
Of the shirt, which will be available soon on his campaign website, he said, “What better way to put the pin collection to good use?”
On this day, Cohen happened to be sporting his most recent acquisition, a bobble-head pin of NBA star Kobe Bryant, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. But the majority of his pins are political, just like his very first one.
“My first pin was a John F. Kennedy campaign button in 1960,” he said, “and ever since then I’ve just been collecting the ones that come along.”
The shirt celebrates some of his favorite political figures, including President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaPelosi: Intel chair Nunes is 'deeply compromised' on Russia investigation Supreme Court has a duty to safeguard election integrity House panel to challenge climate science MORE, former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonWe must act now and pass the American Health Care Act Trump's message: Russia First or America First? Senate Democrats should grill Judge Gorsuch on antitrust. Here's how. MORE and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). But it’s not all politics. “I love this Muhammad Ali pin,” he said, “and here’s a Colbert Nation one,” referring to Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert’s fan club.
So is there a pin that Cohen wishes he had but doesn’t yet?
“Nah,” he said, “I don’t suffer from pin envy.”