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Candidates forced to deal with YouTube's political flashbacks


Giuliani became the latest political YouTube victim Sunday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- As the GOP presidential frontrunners jostle for position and court conservative voters, many of their past statements are coming back to haunt them online, CNN Internet Correspondent Abbi Tatton reports.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani became the latest victim Sunday when a YouTube video surfaced of a speech he gave in 1989, then a New York City Mayoral candidate, declaring he supported public funding for abortions.

The other leading GOP candidates -- Arizona Sen. John McCain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney -- have also drawn heat from anonymous postings to the site.

Watch Video: Candidates' earlier views emerging on YouTube
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