2012 Primaries: Google search terms for Romney, Bachmann, and Gingrich.

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Aug. 18 2011 12:58 PM

What People Search for When They Search for "Rick Perry"

"Mitt Romney hair," "Michele Bachmann bikini," and other Google search suggestions for the GOP contenders.

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Over the next few weeks and months, many GOP primary voters will turn to Google to learn about the candidates: what their families look like, what their spouses do for a living, and what the deal is with their hair. When you type a candidate's name into Google, the search engine populates the box with popular search terms for that person. The slide-show gallery above visualizes some of the strangest things people search for when getting the scoop on primary candidates.

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Elizabeth Weingarten is the associate editor at New America and the associate director of its Global Gender Parity Initiative.