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Rick Santorum's passion for sweater vests: A slideshow
From austere black to approachable beige, the presidential hopeful's knitwear is proving a powerful political accessory
Rick Santorum's passion for sweater vests: A slideshow Ralf-Finn Hestoft/Corbis
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surging Rick Santorum surprised the political world Tuesday when he came within 8 votes of beating Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses. While the social conservative thanked his family and supporters, he may also want to give a shout-out to his secret weapon — the sweater vests he wore throughout Iowa. The former senator's worsted wardrobe has garnered national attention and inspired parodies from Twitter and Tumblr. Here, a look at the vests that are making the man.

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