Tchotchke Watch: John Gregg and His Mustache for Governor

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John Gregg, the former Democratic speaker of Indiana's House of Representatives, is running for governor -- with some help from his mustache.

The thoroughly mustached Gregg has made lip fur a theme in his gubernatorial run. He gives out tiny mustache pins, as shown above. This is his campaign logo:

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Gregg, who has sported his robust 'stache for 37 years, has been told he should shave it for the gubernatorial run, an aide said. Maintaining it has been a political statement, he told the Indianapolis Star:

"If I shave this off," Gregg said, "people would say, 'What else is he going to change to be governor?' I'm not changing anything to be governor. I am what I am."

The biggest name and de facto favorite in Indiana's 2012 gubernatorial race is Republican Rep. Mike Pence, so Gregg and his mustache may need all the help they can get.

Image credit: Gregg for Governor

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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