2012 elections: Candidate faux pas

Published On: Oct 03 2011 11:41:41 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 23 2012 11:41:41 AM EDT

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.

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There were plenty of faux pas while Republicans were picking their presidential candidate, too. Bachmann drew criticism in September 2011, when she claimed the HPV vaccine made a woman's daughter mentally retarded. She later said she was simply relaying the claim made by the woman after a GOP debate.

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