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Congressional Candidate Apologizes For Slavery Comments

03/13/2014 06:11 pm ET | Updated Mar 13, 2014
Facebook: Jim Brown To Congress

Arizona Congressional candidate Jim Brown (R) has apologized for comparing entitlements to slavery in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

Brown wrote a post urging people to "think seriously about how slavery really works."

"Basically slave owners took pretty good care of their slaves and livestock and this kept business rolling along," Brown wrote.

Brown went on to say entitlements are a means of enslaving people "by robbing opportunity while taking care of basic needs." (See Brown's entire post at ThinkProgress.)

Brown apologized Thursday, saying he cares "about every human being on this planet."

"Some people read this to mean that I didn't think slavery was that bad. I believe that slavery is worse than death - yesterday, today and tomorrow. I apologize to anyone I offended," Brown wrote.

Brown will face off against Republicans Martha McSally and Shelley Kais in a race to challenge Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.).

See Brown's full apology below:

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