August 16th, 2011
04:55 PM ET
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Past and present politicos have tried to secure the "nom" in nominee at every state fair from Des Moines to St. Paul.

We rounded up some of the best down and dirty political shtick on a stick in the gallery above.

Be sure to keep up with the CNN Political Team as they share the juiciest food stories from the campaign trail at

Previously - Are you impressed or grossed out when candidates chow down on the campaign trail?

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  1. RichardHead

    This Texas sumbitch isn't even eating a Fletcher's corny dog (invented for the Texas State Fair) so "The Crotch" won't be getting many Texas votes. He probably puts ketchup on it anyway...what a Dork.

    August 16, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
  2. Delta

    Soooooo, it looks like pic #1 represents how Rick Perry got as far up the political ladder as he has .....

    August 16, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
    • Jerv

      Hahaha! Yup, there is more than one way to get dirty knees! isn't that right, SirB?

      August 17, 2011 at 8:33 am |
      • Delta@Jerv

        Sorry, Wrong Number. ;)

        August 17, 2011 at 4:35 pm |
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