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Politicians and presidential candidates have been a popular choice for jack-o-lantern carvings even before the "Trumpkin" tried to make Halloween great again. 

A "Trumpkin" complete with campaign cap.  (National Journal Photo )
Donald "Trumpkin." (Flickr/istolethetv)
President George W. Bush's lantern, left, and Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's lantern, right, are seen during the Topsfield Fair, 2004. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki)
A pumpkin with a sticker depicting Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sits on a table at the Romney Ryan Victory Headquarters, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Texas Gov. George W. Bush, Republican presidential hopeful, carries a pumpkin to the Keene, New Hampshire, Pumpkin Fest, 1999.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Professional pumpkin carver George N. Nickolopoulos guts a pumpkin carved with the face of Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry, at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, 2004.  (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho)
Karen Moynihan of Ellie's Farm Market shows two of the more than 1,000 pumpkins that will be carved for store's 31st annual Halloween pumpkin display in Berlin, Vermont. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
Pumpkins depicting President Bush, left, and his Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry, are seen below another pumpkin depicting the White House, 2004. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Pumpkins are carved to spell "hope" as Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, speaks at a rally at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland, Indiana. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon )
With a U.S. political presidential election theme, Dr. Larissa Romero waves to her cheering supporters at the annual Doc-O-Lantern pumpkin carving contest at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Phoenix, Arizona, 2012.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Carved pumpkins depicting President Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, and the White House sit on a stone wall next door to where the president was attending a dinner reception in Providence, Rhode Island, 2010.  (Pete Souza/White House photo)
Republican presidential hopeful, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his wife, Judith, pose with a pumpkin painted to look like him during a campaign stop at Lull Farm in Hollis, New Hampshire, 2007. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Sarah Palin and John McCain pumpkins. (Flickr/Simon Davison )

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