Senate hopeful admits, regrets writing anti-gay columns in college

A candidate for the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Rhode Island said he regretted writing homophobic columns for his college newspaper some 20 years ago. Stephen Laffey, the mayor of Cranston, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee, said he was sorry he had written the "sophomoric political satire" and that the columns didn't reflect his views "... not now, nor then, or ever."

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