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Congressional candidate apologizes for slavery comment

After getting in some hot water for a post on Facebook, a candidate for U.S. congress in Arizona has gone back on there to issue an apology.

On Monday, Jim Brown shared his views on slavery and entitlements and explain how they’re basically the same thing. He also said that “basically slave owners took pretty good care of their slaves and livestock…” That post has been deleted, but not before it made its rounds.

On Thursday, he apologized for the comparison.

“Some people read this to mean that I didn’t think slavery was that bad,” he wrote. “I believe slavery is worse than death — yesterday, today and tomorrow. I apologize to anyone I offended.”