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December 21, 2012 4:48 pm

Hagel Sorry for Gay Slur, No Comment on ‘Jewish Lobby’ Remarks

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Politico  – Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, seeking to preserve his viability for nomination as secretary of Defense, on Friday issued a strong apology for a gay slur in 1998 that turned some top Democratic activists against his potential selection.

Hagel’s statement is part of an extremely unusual campaign to bolster a candidate for a top job who has not yet been nominated. The White House this week took the extraordinary step of publicly defending Hagel against attacks by backers of Israel.

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