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Since the dawn of campaigns, politicians have been hitting the road, shaking hands, touring factories, making stump speeches--and yes, holding babies. Well, we here at iVillage love cute baby photos, and even more than that we love seeing the 2012 presidential candidates snuggle up to tiny tots around the country. Check out our gallery of cute and candid pics here.
Right now Mitt Romney isn't only the GOP front-runner, he's also the 2012 candidate with the strongest baby outreach. Clearly Mr. Romney takes these future voters seriously! Ron Paul is in a distant second place, while Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and even President Obama aren't even in the running...yet.
Stay tuned as we continue to search for sweet shots of presidential candidates both left and right coddling babies across the country.
Watch: Ann Romney & Callista Gingrich: GOP Wives' Cheat Sheet - Part 1
Watch: Karen Santorum & Carolyn Paul: GOP Wives' Cheat Sheet - Part 2
Have you spotted a presidential candidate holding a baby? Chime in with the photo link below and we'll add it photo to our gallery! Or, if you snap a photo yourself, tag iVillage on Facebook!