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Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney struggled to distance himself from the health care program he implemented in Massachusetts. Now he has acknowledged it was a precursor to Obamacare. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Rick Perry phone-banking during his reelection campaign as governor of Texas in 2006. There was evidence of the problems that lay ahead in his presidential campaigns in those days in Texas. Michael Stravato/AP hide caption

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during the first Republican presidential debate Thursday in Cleveland. Bush touted his jobs record in Florida. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Fact Check: Candidates Don't Tell The Whole Stories In First Debate

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"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. ... They're bringing drugs; they're bringing crime, [bringing] their rapists. And some, I assume, are good people," Donald Trump said while announcing his campaign last month. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A quick staff-up and a fast-paced money grab are common to both startups and campaigns. Here, staffers work at computers during a tour of President Obama's re-election headquarters in Chicago on May 12, 2010. Frank Polich/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield face each other during an official weigh-in Thursday, ahead of their charity fight Friday. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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The RNC wants to see many fewer of these presidential debate scenes in 2016. Before a November 2011 Michigan showdown, from left: former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; businessman Herman Cain; Texas Gov. Rick Perry; Texas Rep. Ron Paul; former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Mitt Romney speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 15. New research suggests Democrats and Republicans had different perceptions of his physical appearance during the 2012 election. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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