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End of a political fashion trend? Source says Santorum may ditch sweater vest

Feb. 28, 2012: U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum laughs while speaking to a potential voter on the phone at his campaign field office in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Reuters)

Feb. 28, 2012: U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum laughs while speaking to a potential voter on the phone at his campaign field office in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Reuters)

Rick Santorum, who famously rocked a sweater vest during the 2012 presidential race, might try a new look if he runs again in 2016, a Santorum source told Fox News.

The source said the former Pennsylvania Republican senator has been getting some fashion tips for a potential 2016 run from one of his daughters with a keen fashion sense - and he may end up shedding his classic campaign attire.

The 2012 Iowa GOP caucus winner routinely wore his sweater vests on the campaign trail that year and even raised money from them -- selling them for $100 a pop.

Santorum lost the GOP presidential nomination to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who also is flirting with another run.