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.

Faux Pas - Pawlenty
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Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty caught flak in March 2011 when he suddenly adopted a Southern accent in an effort to connect with voters.

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