The Mitt Romney effect: Big Bird popular for Halloween

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Sesame Street character Big Bird

Sesame Street character Big Bird (AP photo)

NEW YORK (AP) – Expect to see a lot of Big Birds on Halloween. Sales of Big Bird costumes are soaring since Mitt Romney said he liked Big Bird, but still would cut federal funds for PBS.

Are more Democrats buying the costumes than Republicans? One costume company executive asks, “Does Big Bird have a left wing and a right wing? I don’t know. I guess we’ll find out.”

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