Beyond the Santorum Sweater Vest: 2012's Best Campaign Gear

Sweater Vest
Sweater Vest

This week, Rick Santorum grabbed headlines when he offered supporters the shirt -- in fact, the sweater -- off his back. But even while the GOP presidential hopeful promises to send one of his iconic sweater vests to everyone who donates $100 or more to his campaign, the former Pennsylvania senator faces a tough contest in the fight to offer the best campaign merchandise.

As the Republican primary season starts to seriously heat up, we decided to take a look at some of the winners and losers in the battle of the campaign swag.

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Bruce Watson is a senior features writer for DailyFinance. You can reach him by e-mail at bruce.watson@teamaol.com, or follow him on Twitter at@bruce1971.