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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Now Has His Own Bobblehead

Gov. Mike DeWine (far right) is among the most visible governors during the pandemic - so much so he now has his own bobblehead. [Courtesy of National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum]
Gov. Gavin Newsom, Gov. Tony Evers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Gov. Mike DeWine

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museumhas just released bobbleheads of four prominent governors who host daily news conferences during the coronavirus pandemic, including one of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.

The museum has plans to create more bobbleheads, and says its biggest seller has been Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. There is, so far, no sign of a bobblehead for the director of the Ohio Department of Health, Dr. Amy Acton.

Seeing how popular Fauci was, co-founder of the Wisconsin museum Phil Sklar knew he had hit on something. "We realized okay, there's definitely an interest out there for some of the people who have really risen to prominence, become household names — not just in their own states or regions, not just across the country — but even the world in a lot of cases," he said.

In addition to DeWine, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers are being unveiled.

Sklar said e will make more governors and pandemic officials as requested. They sell for $25 plus shipping. "Five dollars from every one sold is going directly to the Protect the Heroes fund in support of the 100 Million Mask Challengeto get PPE and masks in the hands of the first responders to save everybody's life from the pandemic," Sklar said.

Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator [National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum]

So far, Sklar's sent $160,000 to the cause, all monies raised from the sale of Fauci's bobblehead.

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum opened to the public in February 2019 and says it has 6,500 unique bobbleheads including movie stars, sports heros, animals and politicians.

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