Jelly Belly, Host of Rick Santorum Rally, Is Sweet on the GOP

The Jelly Belly factory is a beacon of American manufacturing. It is also a fine choice for wholesome family outings. Plus Ronald Reagan loved jelly beans.

Sounds like the perfect location for a conservative darling's presidential campaign rally.

Rick Santorum certainly thinks so, which is why he will be stumping at the Fairfield attraction today at 4 p.m. hoping to sweeten his campaign a bit.  

But Santorum might be drawn to this venue for reasons other than to satisfy his sweet tooth: Jelly Belly executives have donated $182,750 to Republican causes since the 2008 election cycle, according to Federal Election Committee filings.

No doubt, Santorum could use some of that candy.

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