(NBC NEWS) Matt Bevin’s Kentucky campaign is officially chicken fried.
Bevin, who is challenging Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for the Republican Senate nomination, has spent weeks struggling to explain his appearance at a pro-cockfighting event on March 29. After weeks of vague denials, video emerged on Thursday of Bevin personally defending legalized cockfighting – a sport in which chickens fight to the death – at the rally.
The revelation is another blow to Bevin’s campaign, which has struggled to gain traction despite enthusiastic support from conservative commentators like Glenn Beck and a variety of national tea party groups.
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