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'49 Minutes of Mitt': Full Fundraiser Video Released

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Following a request from Mitt Romney's presidential campaign to release the full video, and in addition to the previously released segments, Mother Jones has now released the complete footage of Romney speaking at a private fundraising dinner earlier this year.

As David Corn at Mother Jones reports, the complete video demonstrates that Romney's abrasive comments, which have been widely criticized over the past 24 hours, were not taken out of context but are consistent with an overall message in this behind-closed-door speech.

"I hope the person who has the video would put out the full material," Romney stated at a press conference last night. In response, Mother Jones reporter Adam Serwer tweeted, "Mitt wants the full video huh? Well don't worry, there's more to come."

Here is Mother Jones making good on that promise:

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