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Five gaffes from the 2012 presidential campaign

Published: Friday, March 30 2012 3:25 p.m. MDT

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Associated Press
While on the campaign trail, Ginrich told citizens at a town hall meeting that if the NAACP invited him to its annual convention, he would talk about "why the African-American community should demand paychecks and not be satisfied with food stamps."

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous called the comment "inaccurate and divisive." Food stamp participation has risen under President Barack Obama, from 28.2 million participants in 2008 to 44.7 million participants in 2011.
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