Candidate chow down

You may know where the Republican presidential candidates stand on certain political issues, but do you know where their strengths and weaknesses are when it comes to food? 

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    Jan. 18, 2012: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, takes out food as he makes an unscheduled stop at Hudson's Smokehouse barbecue in Lexington, S.C. 
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    Jan. 14, 2012: Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich looks at barbecue after an event at Jones Memorial AME Zion Church, in Columbia, S.C.
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    Jan. 3, 2012:  Newt Gingrich, stands with his wife Callista as he buys two scoops of "Moose Tracks" ice cream, which is vanilla ice cream with chocolate peanut butter cups swirled with thick chocolate fudge, as he campaigns at Elly's Tea and Coffee House in Muscatine, Iowa, 
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    July 21, 2011: Mitt Romney eating on a Carls Jr sandwich.  His campaign released the photos via Twitter.    
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    Nov. 20, 2011: Republican presidential hopeful, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, serves sandwiches to Lynn Washam at Jackie's Diner in Nashua, N.H. 
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    Dec. 23, 2011: Republican presidential candidate, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann eat burritos at Dos Amigos Burritos while campaigning in Concord, N.H. 
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    Dec. 30, 2011: Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is surrounded by media as he orders food at Buffalo Wild Wings in Ames, Iowa during a campaign stop.
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    In his Iowa victory speech Rick Santorum remarked, "This has been an incredible journey. Ninety-nine counties, 381 town-hall meetings, 36 Pizza Ranches. You'll notice that I'm not buttoning my coat for a reason. Okay, I love Iowa, but the [food] fare can be a little bit thickening." 
    AP Photo/David Goldman
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    The 2012 Ron Paul Family Cookbook Ron Paul's collectible cookbook contains 28 pages of tasty recipes from the Paul family and friends.
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