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Lindley Estes is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Lindley Estes.

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Can masks predict the election?

Can the sale of Halloween costume masks accurately predict who will win the presidential election? That’s what says. The online retailer says the presidential candidate whose mask sold better has won every presidential election back to 1980. I’ll have more on this in a Thursday article in The Free Lance-Star Business section, but for now here are the results thus far at and also As you can see, Obama masks are outselling McCain’s.

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  • kam43

    well, I think McCain is an easier one to recognize and would sell better, just a hunch….