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GOP Senate candidate criticized for saying it is 'a bad idea' to outlaw cockfighting
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, April 25, 2014 10:51 AM EDT
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin told a rally last month that it was "a bad idea" to outlaw cockfighting and that he "will not support it."
The comments contradict Bevin's earlier statements that he was speaking to the group about his Senate candidacy and that he did not know it was a rally to legalize cockfighting. Bevin later told the station he does not personally support cockfighting. He said he does support the First Amendment right to free speech.
Bevin is challenging U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in the Republican primary on May 20.