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Candidates and coffee

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. sips a cup of Cuban coffee during a stop at Versailles Restaurant in Miami, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. (AP/Lynne Sladky)

Candidates and coffee

The campaign trail can be grueling, with candidates criss-crossing the country to appear in front of potential voters on little-to-no sleep. Which is why many often turn to coffee to stay alert. Here is a small selection of political hopefuls past and present enjoying their java during their respective White House bids.