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Romney gets booed at the NAACP
 
Mitt Romney addresses supporters during a "Repeal & Replace ObamaCare" campaign in Louisiana on March 23.
Mitt Romney addresses supporters during a "Repeal & Replace ObamaCare" campaign in Louisiana on March 23.
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Mitt Romney got a hostile reception on Wednesday when he made a direct appeal to black voters in a speech at the NAACP convention in Houston. Romney told members of the nation's leading civil rights organization that President Obama had made life worse for African-Americans. The crowd responded with three rounds of loud boos, including when Romney vowed to repeal ObamaCare. Obama carried a huge share of the black vote in 2008, and he leads Romney this year by 92 percent to 2 percent. Still, Romney is hoping his pitch will win over African Americans hit hardest by the economic downturn.

 

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