2012 elections: Candidate faux pas

POSTED: 11:41 AM Oct 03 2011   UPDATED: 11:41 AM Oct 23 2012

From the primaries to the debates, there have been plenty of missteps during the 2012 election season. Take a look back at some of the most notable faux pas.

Michele Bachmann on presidential race
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Rep. Michele Bachmann has dropped out of the presidential race, but she’s still running to win back her House seat. When she and four other congressmen sent letters to several federal departments calling for investigations into whether the Muslim Brotherhood had infiltrated the U.S. government, some wondered whether she had sunk her campaign.


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