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Presidental candidate Rick Santorum greets Eddie Batchelder at a pancake meal in February at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Bemidji. Forum Communications file photo

Sweater vests gave Santorum signature style

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BEMIDJI, Minn. - Rick Santorum may have bowed out Tuesday as a Republican presidential candidate, but he didn't forget where he's been.

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The former Pennsylvania senator, who trailed Mitt Romney as a distance second for the GOP nomination, made specific reference to Bemidji and Bemidji Woolen Mills, the manufacturer of his campaign's popular sweater vest.

MinnPost, an online news site, was quick to note the Bemidji connection in Santorum's concession speech:

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