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Troubles on the trail for Romney

Some of Mitt Romney’s controversial statements made during the Republican presidential campaign:

June 16, 2011: ‘‘I should tell my story. I’m also unemployed,’’ to job-seekers in Florida.

Aug. 11: ‘‘Corporations are people, my friend,’’ to hecklers at the Iowa State Fair yelling at him about profits.

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Dec. 10: ‘‘Rick, I’ll tell you what, 10,000 bucks, $10,000 bet?’’ to candidate Rick Perry during a debate argument over the content of Romney’s book.

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Jan. 8, 2012: ‘‘I know what it’s like to worry whether you’re going to get fired,’’ to a crowd in New Hampshire.

Jan. 9: ‘‘I like being able to fire people who provide services to me,’’ to a Chamber of Commerce talk in New Hampshire, in reference to choosing a health insurer.

Jan. 17: ‘‘Not very much,’’ in describing the $374,327 in speaking fees he earned from February 2010 to February 2011.

Feb. 1: ‘‘I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there,’’ in describing his focus on the middle class.