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Bristol Palin Applauded As Spokesperson


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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A foundation aiming to prevent teen pregnancy says Bristol Palin was well worth the $332,500 paid as an ambassador for the organization.

In her 2009 debut with The Candies Foundation, the unwed mother and daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was paid $262,500 for 15 to 20 days of work, and another $70,000 for a less amount of work last year.

Neil Cole, founder of The Candie's Foundation, says the fact that Sarah Palin's 20-year-old daughter was a teen mother shows the problem is a national one, not one limited to inner cities or minorities.

Bristol Palin's pregnancy was announced days after Sen. John McCain picked her mother to be his Republican vice presidential running mate in 2008.

Cole says Bristol Palin is no longer on the payroll.

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