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Rick Santorum is ditching the sweater vests

By Aileen Graef
Rick Santorum is ditching the sweater vests
GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has been stopped by the fashion police. UPI/Jim Bryant | License Photo

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., is ditching his signature sweater vests as he stirs rumors of another presidential run in 2016.

The vests have been widely mocked, but have also been part of his image. Now he is leaving them behind due to the laws laid down by his own fashion police force.

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"My daughters ... have put fashion rules in place," said Santorum. "I have to get approval before I pack whatever I'm going to wear and so far sweater vests have not made the cut."

Santorum is known for his social conservatism and has praised Indiana's religious freedom law. The law has raised concern over the possibility for businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community.

Santorum is considering a 2016 run but is having problems with fundraising.

"I don't need to raise $150 million or $50 million. That's not the kind of campaign I run. I saw a quote today where someone asked Donald Trump the difference between Rick Santorum and him and he said 'I got a plane!' And uh, I got Southwest, I got a plane, too," he said.

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