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Trump, Clinton souvenirs fly off store shelves

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 01:14

Tourists in Washington, D.C., are rushing to stock up on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton souvenirs, even as many say they're eager to see the U.S. presidential election come to an end. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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From Donald Trump bobblehead dolls to Hillary Clinton peppermints... Election knick-knacks are all the rage at White House Gifts in Washington, D.C. But while the souvenirs may be popular, for many shoppers, the candidates have worn out their welcome. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LISA OSTERDOCK, TOURIST FROM CALIFORNIA, SAYING: "Ooh, it has been quite the circus, unfortunately." The store says souvenir sales for Clinton, the Democratic nominee, have spiked in the past few weeks -- outselling those of Republican rival Trump 70 to 30. The most popular items: "I'm With Her" tee-shirts and "Make America Great Again" hats. But one shopper wants to know: Where's third-party candidate Gary Johnson? (SOUNDBITE) (English) HECTOR LOPEZ, TOURIST FROM ARIZONA, SAYING: "I know, you know, how it goes with every election -- Republican, Democrat." With Election Day fast approaching, shoppers don't have long to stock up on candidate souvenirs. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JENNIFER BENT, TOURIST FROM GEORGIA, SAYING: "It has been rough, but I'm looking forward to it coming to an end on November 8." ...and, with the possible exception of gift stores, so - it seems - is the rest of the country.

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Trump, Clinton souvenirs fly off store shelves

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 01:14