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Man Who Took ‘47 Percent’ Video Comes Forward

Ian Becker

In an exclusive video with Ed Schultz, Scott Prouty, the bartender who filmed Mitt Romney’s infamous “47 percent” comments during the 2012 presidential campaign cycle, explains his decision to release the footage.

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