The Associated Press is asking the candidates a series of questions about their personal tastes, habits and backgrounds. Today's question and their answers:
What item most reminds you of where you came from?
Delaware Sen. Joe Biden: "Rosary beads."
New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: "Olive burgers from the Pickwick in Chicago."
Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd: "New England fall foliage."
Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards: "Mills."
Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich: "Compass."
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama: "Photograph in my office of the cliffs of Oahu's South Shore, where my mother's ashes are scattered."
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson: "Green chili."
Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback: "Wheat."
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani: "My grandfather's pocketwatch."
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: "Trains. My childhood home was only about 200 yards from the train tracks."
California Rep. Duncan Hunter: "Letters and articles by my Dad written over the past 60 years."
Arizona Sen. John McCain: "Enchiladas."
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: "Family Bible that Dad and I used to take oath of office as governor."
Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo: Picture of his mother.