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NC Senate hopeful is sorry web material was copied

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CARY, NC (AP) -- North Carolina US Senate candidate Greg Brannon says he's sorry his website contains material that appears copied from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's former campaign website. But he added he agrees with every word.

The Republican said Friday his campaign would revise and footnote text on his website to make clear its source. He says a staff member drafted the pages and Brannon reviewed and approved them.

The New York Times first reported Thursday identical wording on Brannon's website and Paul's 2010 Senate campaign site on issues like monetary policy, education and health care.

A spokeswoman for Paul declined comment Friday. Paul endorsed Brannon last month in the North Carolina race. There are four Republicans seeking to challenge Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan next November.

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