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12 Memorably Bizarre Presidential Campaign Trinkets (PHOTOS)

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A Big Bird for Obama painting in a Pennsylvania field | AP

"Big Bird for Obama" and "Obama bin Lyin'" pins might be unique to this election, but silly campaign paraphernalia is nothing new.

From William Howard Taft to George W. Bush, presidential candidates have relied on eye-catching and admittedly strange trinkets to advertise their presidential campaigns for years. Then after the race is over, campaign buttons and the like often become highly collectable items. One example: A election paraphernalia enthusiast bout a 1920 pin from James M. Cox and Franklin D. Roosevelt's run for president and vice president, respectively, was on eBay for $15,100 in 2009.

Check out some of the most bizarre campaign materials below:

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