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Campaign 2012 / "Marriage Vow" Pledge #997416

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jul 11, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The "The Marriage Vow" pledge created by Iowan Bob Vander Plaats†† to be signed by Republican presidential candidates for 2012 that was signed by Representative Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum explained; excerpt in the document on children under slavery and in African-American communities today quoted; details given about the historical facts and statement from "The Marriage Vow" spokeswoman and the two presidential candidates who signed it quoted. [January 24, BACHMANN - talks about slavery and the founding fathers who worked tirelessly to eliminate slavery.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Cornell Belcher and Erick Erickson about the document and the slavery part. [BELCHER - calls the assertion about slavery asinine; speculates about the impact on Bachmann; calls this offensive.] [ERICKSON - outlines the problem for Bachmann's camp and problems with a slavery comparison.]

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