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Candidate Couture

2015: The Sartorial Campaign Year That Was

What the presidential candidates wore while campaigning over the past year often spoke volumes. Here's a look back at some of the fashion highlights.

  1. Headgear
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    Throughout much of the summer, Republican billionaire Donald Trump donned his signature red “Make America Great” hat, as he did at a rally aboard the Battleship USS Iowa in San Pedro, California, on Sept. 15.

  2. Project Pantsuit
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    Project Pantsuit

    Kicking off her presidential campaign at Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island in New York on June 13, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, went with a bright blue pantsuit designed by Ralph Lauren.

  3. Casual Chic
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    Casual Chic

    Wearing jeans, plaid, and cowboy boots, Senator Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican, kept things casual at a campaign event at CrossRoads Shooting Sports gun shop and range on Dec. 4 in Johnston, Iowa.

  4. Pulled Over
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    Pulled Over

    Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, traded in his sport coat for a Ralph Lauren pullover at a campaign rally in Las Vegas on Dec. 14.

  5. The Ties That Bind
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    The Ties That Bind

    During the fifth Republican presidential debate on Dec. 15 in Las Vegas, two male candidates bucked the red tie trend: Ohio Governor John Kasich and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

  6. Down Home
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    Down Home

    As she introduced herself to voters at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 17 in Des Moines, Republican Carly Fiorina, a former tech executive, went with an outfit of the people.

  7. The Wild One
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    The Wild One

    A week before kicking off his presidential campaign, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a Republican, hopped on his hog and took part in a group motorcycle ride in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 6.

  8. Dream Team
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    Dream Team

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, looked the part as he played in a charity softball game at Yankee Stadium on June 3 in New York.

  9. The Underdog
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    The Underdog

    Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, a Vermont senator, rolled up his sleeves and lifted his arms in celebration after speaking at a rally on Aug. 9 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.

  10. Nice Shades
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    Nice Shades

    Senator Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, showed off his Ray Bans while campaigning on Sept. 12 in Ames, Iowa.

  11. Open Book
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    Open Book

    Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, showed some skin as he greeted attendees on the grounds of the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines on Aug. 13.

  12. Latin Spice
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    Latin Spice

    A month before he formally announced his candidacy, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, a Republican, wore a guayabera shirt while speaking in Miami on May 18.

  13. Accessorize
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    At the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines on Aug. 16, Carson went with a hands-free accessory on his belt that looked equal parts fanny pack and money belt.

  14. Signature Style
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    Signature Style

    One of the attendees at a Bush campaign stop in Contoocook, New Hampshire, on Dec. 19 was wearing socks embroidered with a replica signature from Jeb's father, former President George H. W. Bush.