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Photo op: Santorum to visit Minnesota plant that makes his famous sweater vests

It's like a kid in a candy store.

On Sunday, sweater-vest-loving GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum will visit the Lake Bemidji, Minn., manufacturing plant that makes his famous sweater vests for sale on his campaign website.

Bemidji Woolen Mills, founded in 1920, has been family owned since it was created in an effort to produce "the highest quality, authentic outdoor woolen apparel for the early logging era in Minnesota and surrounding states", according to the website.

The sweater vest has become a signature fashion item for the former Pennsylvania senator who has donnned one frequently on the campaign trail. Earlier this month the campaign began offering them to supporters who donated $100 or more to help fuel the Iowa caucuses winner's presidential bid.

Bill Batchelder, fourth-generation owner of Bemidji Woolen Mills, told The Bemidji Pioneer last month that the plant was rushing to fill the influx of orders.

"We're not exactly sure what our daily capacity is, but all hands are on deck. Our employees are extremely excited to be a part of this," Batchelder said.

Serafin Gomez is the Miami Bureau producer for FOX News Channel, and a contributor to FOX News Latino. He covers politics, Florida, and Latin America. Follow him on Twitter: @Finnygo.

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